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DUBUCLET V. LOUISIANA, 103 U. S. 550 (1880)

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Dubuclet v. Louisiana, 103 U.S. 550 (1880)

Dubuclet v. Louisiana

103 U.S. 550


A suit instituted to try the title of a party to a state office, whereof he is the incumbent and whereto he was, by the constituted authorities of the state, duly declared to be elected pursuant to her laws, cannot be removed from one of her courts into the circuit court of the United States on his petition setting forth that by reason of bribery and threats, colored persons who were qualified to vote at the election and who would have voted for him were deterred from voting, and that the returning board rejected the votes of the parishes where such illegal practices prevailed.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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