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BROWNLOW V. SCHWARTZ, 261 U. S. 216 (1923)

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Brownlow v. Schwartz, 261 U.S. 216 (1923)

Brownlow v. Schwartz

No. 95

Argued January 16, 1923

Decided February 19, 1923

261 U.S. 216


Before allowance of a writ of error to review a judgment directing issue of a writ of mandamus to compel the granting of a building permit, the permit was issued, the building erected, and the property transferred to persons not parties to the cause. Held that, irrespective of the motive for granting the permit, the cause was moot, and, for that reason, the judgment below should be reversed, with directions for dismissal of the petition for mandamus, without costs. P. 261 U. S. 217.

50 App.D.C. 279, 270 F. 1019, reversed.

Error to a judgment of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia reversing a judgment of the Supreme Court of the District, which dismissed a petition for the writ of mandamus, and directing that the writ be issued.

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