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SANTA FE CENTRAL RY. CO. V. FRIDAY, 232 U. S. 694 (1914)

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Santa Fe Central Ry. Co. v. Friday, 232 U.S. 694 (1914)

Santa Fe Central Ry. Co. v. Friday

No. 230

Submitted March 5, 1914

Decided March 23, 1914

232 U.S. 694


A statute of a territory cannot withdraw from the courts established by the United States authority expressly conferred upon them by Congress by the Organic Act and other statute. The City of Panama, 101 U. S. 453.

The District Court of the United States for New Mexico has jurisdiction of a case arising under the Employers' Liability Act of 1906.

This Court will not decide against the local understanding as expressed by the decisions of the Supreme Court of a Territory in construing a jurisdictional statute affecting a matter of local concern unless those decisions are clearly wrong. Phoenix Ry. Co. v. Landis, 231 U. S. 57.

16 N.M. 434 affirmed.

The facts, which involve the jurisdiction of the courts of a territory of the United States over actions brought under the Employers' Liability Act of 1906, are stated in the opinion.

Page 232 U. S. 698

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