U.S. Supreme Court
Case v. Kelly, 133 U.S. 21 (1890)
Case v. Kelly
Argued January 26, 1888
Decided January 6, 1890
133 U.S. 21
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
In the absence of an enabling statute, either general or special, a railroad or other corporation cannot purchase and hold real estate indefinitely without regard to the uses to be made of it.
A provision in an act of a state legislature that the courts of the state shall he bound to take judicial notice of it after its passage and publication is binding upon the courts of the state, and also in proceedings in the federal courts in the same state.