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LAU OW BEW, PETITIONER, 141 U. S. 583 (1891)

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Lau Ow Bew, Petitioner, 141 U.S. 583 (1891)

Lau Ow Bew, Petitioner

No. 12, Original

Submitted November 2, 1891

Decided November 16, 1891

141 U.S. 583


Only questions of gravity and importance should be certified to this Court by the circuit courts of appeals under the provisions of the Act of March 3, 1891, c. 517, § 6.

Whether the Chinese Restriction Acts, in the light of the treaties between the United States and China, apply to a Chinese merchant, domiciled in the United States, who temporarily leaves the country for purposes of business or pleasure, animo revertendi, is such a question of gravity and importance.

Wan Shing v. United States, 140 U. S. 424, explained.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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