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SCHNEIDER GRANITE CO. V. GAST REALTY & INV. CO., 245 U. S. 288 (1917)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Schneider Granite Co. v. Gast Realty & Inv. Co., 245 U.S. 288 (1917)

Schneider Granite Company v.

Gast Realty & Investment Company

No. 461, 473

Argued October 11, 12, 1917

Decided December 10, 1917

245 U.S. 288

Syllabus

A street improvement tax having been laid upon abutting property under a city ordinance, partly according to frontage and partly according to area, and the state court having sustained it in toto, this Court reversed its judgment upon the sole ground that the assessment based on area had produced results in conflict with the Fourteenth Amendment, and sent the case back for further proceedings not inconsistent with the opinion. Upon a second review, held that the questions whether the part of the tax based on frontage was severable, though the other part was void, and whether, and by what agency, a new and just area assessment should be made, were questions of state law, untouched by this Court's decision and mandate, and left for determination by the state court. Gast Realty Co. v.Schneider Granite Co., 240 U. S. 55, explained.

269 Mo. 561 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.


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