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COLUMBUS WATCH CO. V. ROBBINS, 148 U. S. 266 (1893)

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Columbus Watch Co. v. Robbins, 148 U.S. 266 (1893)

Columbus Watch Company v. Robbins

No. 1242

Submitted March 7, 1893

Decided March 27, 1893

148 U.S. 266


In order to give this court jurisdiction over questions or propositions of law sent up by a circuit court of appeals for decision, it is necessary that the questions or propositions should be clearly and distinctly certified,

Page 148 U. S. 267

and should show that the instruction of this court is desired fn the particular case as to their proper decision.

A statement that one circuit court of appeals has arrived at a different conclusion from another circuit court of appeals on a question or proposition is not equivalent to the expression of a desire for instruction as to the proper decision of a specific question, requiring determination in the proper disposition of the particular case.

The fact that a circuit court of appeals for one circuit has rendered a different judgment from that of the circuit court of appeals for another circuit under the same conditions may furnish ground for a certiorari on proper application.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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