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ROOKER V. FIDELITY TRUST CO., 261 U. S. 114 (1923)

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Rooker v. Fidelity Trust Co., 261 U.S. 114 (1923)

Rooker v. Fidelity Trust Company

No. 285

Motion to dismiss or affirm submitted January 25, 1923

Decided February 19, 1923

261 U.S. 114


1. An objection that a state statute violates the federal Constitution, not presented to the state trial court nor to the state supreme court except by a petition for rehearing which was denied without opinion, will not support a writ of error from this Court. P. 261 U. S. 116.

2. The claim that a decision of a state supreme court, by construing an agreement otherwise than it had construed it upon a former interlocutory appeal in the same case, impaired the obligation of the agreement and violated rights under the Fourteenth Amendment will not sustain a writ of error under Jud.Code, § 237, as amended by the Act of 1916. P. 261 U. S. 117.

Writ of error to review 131 N.E. 769 dismissed.

Page 261 U. S. 115

Error to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Indiana. The case is stated in the opinion.

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