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WESTERN UNION TEL. CO. V. HUGHES, 203 U. S. 505 (1906)

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Western Union Tel. Co. v. Hughes, 203 U.S. 505 (1906)

Western Union Telegraph Company v. Hughes

No. 119

Argued December 6, 1906

Decided December 17, 1906

203 U.S. 505


Where the highest court of the state dismisses the writ of error to the trial court solely and expressly because of lack of jurisdiction, the result of the ruling is to determine that the trial court is the final court where the question could be decided, and the writ of error from this Court should be directed to the trial court, and not to the highest court, although that court may be clothed with jurisdiction of questions of state and federal constitutionality of state laws, and may have discussed, and found without merit, the constitutional question.

104 Va. 240, writ of error dismissed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

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