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UNITED STATES V. SHIELDS, 153 U. S. 88 (1894)

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United States v. Shields, 153 U.S. 88 (1894)

United States v. Shields

No. 1130

Submitted March 26, 1894

Decided April 16, 1894

153 U.S. 88


A district attorney whose place of abode is at a distance from the place at which court is held is not entitled to mileage for travel in going to his home every Saturday, and in returning to the place of holding court the following Monday morning, during the continuous session of the court.

Sunday is a nonjudicial day which does not interrupt the continuity of a term of court.

Fees allowed to public officers depend upon the provisions of the statute granting them, and are not open to equitable construction by the courts or discretionary action on the part of officials.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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