U.S. Supreme Court
Ruddy v. Rossi, 248 U.S. 104 (1918)
Ruddy v. Rossi
Submitted November 13, 1918
Decided December 9, 1918
248 U.S. 104
Section 4 of the Homestead Act of May 20, 1862 (§ 2296, Rev.Stats.), providing that no lands acquired under the act shall, in any event, become liable to the satisfaction of any debt contracted prior to the issuance of patent therefor, applies as well to debts contracted after final entry and before patent as to debts contracted before final proof, and in both respects is within the constitutional power of Congress.
28 Idaho 376 reversed.
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