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Holden Land Co. v. Interstate Trading Co., 233 U.S. 536 (1914)

Holden Land & Live Stock Company v.

Interstate Trading Company

No. 354

Argued February 26, 27, 1914

Decided May 4, 1914

233 U.S. 536


Where the judgment of the state court rests upon an independent or nonfederal ground which is adequate to sustain it, this Court has not jurisdiction to review it.

Where, as in this case, the decision of the state court involves simply the exercise of the equitable jurisdiction in accordance with the jurisprudence of the state, the ruling which prescribes the conditions of relief is not reviewable by this Court.

In this case, held that the decision that a party seeking to redeem lands might do so on equitable grounds only and on the equitable condition that he pay the debt with legal interest, rested on a non-federal ground sufficient to sustain it and was not reviewable here.

Writ of error to review 87 Kan. 221 dismissed.

The facts, which involve the jurisdiction of this Court to review the judgment of a state court under § 237 Judicial Code are stated in the opinion.

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