U.S. Supreme Court
Friedman v. United States, 255 U.S. 468 (1921)
Friedman v. United States
Argued March 17, 1921
Decided March 28, 1901
255 U.S. 468
Section 2347 of the Revised Statutes, in providing that public coal lands may be entered upon payment of "not less than" ten dollars per acre and "not less than" twenty dollars per acre, according to their distance from a completed railroad, sets up those prices as minima, and, by implication, empowers the Secretary of the Interior to charge higher prices proportionate to the value of tracts sold. P. 255 U. S. 469.
54 Ct.Clms. 225 affirmed.
The case is stated in the opinion.