U.S. Supreme Court
Williams v. Heard, 140 U.S. 529 (1891)
Williams v. Heard
Argued May 1, 1891
Decided May 25, 1891
140 U.S. 529
ERROR TO THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS
When the judgment of a state court is against an assignee in bankruptcy in an action between him and the bankrupt, where the question at issue is whether the matter in controversy passed by the assignment, this Court has jurisdiction in error to review the judgment.
The sum awarded by the Tribunal of Arbitration at Geneva, when paid, constituted a national fund in which no individual claimant had any rights legal or equitable, and which Congress could distribute as it pleased.