U.S. Supreme Court
Green v. Elbert, 137 U.S. 615 (1891)
Green v. Elbert
Submitted December 15, 1890
Decided January 5, 1891
137 U.S. 615
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
The transcript of the record of the court below may be filed at any day during the term succeeding the taking the appeal or bringing the writ of error, if the appellee or defendant in error has not in the meantime had the cause docketed and dismissed, but this cannot be done after the expiration of that term except on application to the court, where a remedy may be found if the applicant was prevented from obtaining the transcript by fraud or contumacy and is not guilty of laches.
When a return is made and the transcript deposited seasonably in the clerk's office, jurisdiction is not lost by not docketing the case before the lapse of the term, but it may still be docketed if in the judgment of the court it is a case to justify it in exercising its discretion to that effect.