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VAN DYKE V. CORDOVA COPPER CO., 234 U. S. 188 (1914)

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Van Dyke v. Cordova Copper Co., 234 U.S. 188 (1914)

Van Dyke v. Cordova Copper Company

No. 735

Motion to dismiss submitted May 11, 1914

Decided June 8, 1914

234 U.S. 188


Although words may be superfluous, if the statute be construed in accordance with the obvious intent of Congress, the courts should not, simply in order to make them effective, give them a meaning that is repugnant to the statute looked at as a whole, and destructive of its purpose.

Under §§ 32 and 33 of the Arizona Enabling Act of June 20, 1910, the judgment of the state court in a case transferred to it from the

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territorial court is not reviewable by this Court simply because it was pending in the territorial court at the time of the Enabling Act; such a judgment can only be reviewed by this Court where a federal question exists to give jurisdiction as in the case of judgments from the courts of other states.

Writ of error to review, 14 Ariz. 499 dismissed.

The facts, which involve the jurisdiction of this Court to review judgments of the courts of a state rendered after statehood in cases transferred from the territorial court, are stated in the opinion.

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