U.S. Supreme Court
Hurley v. Jones, 97 U.S. 318 (1877)
Hurley v. Jones
97 U.S. 318
1. When a cause, reached in its regular order upon the docket, has, under Rule 16, been dismissed by reason of the appellant's nonappearance, for which no just cause existed, it will not, over the objection of the appellee, be reinstated.
2. In view of the crowded state of the docket, the Court announces its determination to enforce rigidly the rule requiring causes to be ready for hearing when they are reached.