U.S. Supreme Court
District of Columbia v. Eslin, 183 U.S. 62 (1901)
District of Columbia v. Eslin
Argued October 23, 1901
Decided November 3, 1901
183 U.S. 62
The Act of June 16, 1880, c. 243, gave the Court of Claims jurisdiction of claims against the District of Columbia like the one which forms the subject of this action. This case was duly heard by the Court of Claims, and the final judgment was entered in favor of the claimants. The District of Columbia appealed to this Court, and later moved to set aside the judgment, and to grant a new trial, pending the decision upon which Congress repealed the Act of June 16, 1880, and enacted that all proceedings under it should be vacated, and that no judgment rendered in pursuance of that act should be paid. Held that this appeal must be dismissed for want of jurisdiction, and without any determination of the rights of the parties.
The statement of facts will be found in the opinion of the court.