U.S. Supreme Court
Hale v. Akers, 132 U.S. 554 (1889)
Hale v. Akers
Submitted December 6, 1889
Decided December 23, 1889
132 U.S. 554
where the supreme court of a state decides a federal question, in rendering a judgment, and also decides against the plaintiff in error on an independent ground not involving a federal question, and broad enough to maintain the judgment, the writ of error will be dismissed, without considering the federal question.
The case is stated in the opinion.