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J. HOMER FRITCH, INC. V. UNITED STATES, 248 U. S. 458 (1919)

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J. Homer Fritch, Inc. v. United States, 248 U.S. 458 (1919)

J. Homer Fritch, Incorporated v. United States

No. 64

Argued November 19, 1918

Decided January 20, 1919

248 U.S. 458


Judgments of the district courts in suits against the United States under the Tucker Act are reviewable directly and exclusively by this Court; the Judiciary Act of 1891 and the Judicial Code did not disturb the exclusive jurisdiction as it previously existed. Ogden v. United States, 148 U. S. 390, declared overruled. P. 248 U. S. 459.

Page 248 U. S. 459

An inadvertent assumption of jurisdiction is not equivalent to a decision that jurisdiction exists. P. 248 U. S. 463.

234 F. 606, 236 F. 133, reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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