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CATLIN V. UNITED STATES, 324 U. S. 229 (1945)

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Catlin v. United States, 324 U.S. 229 (1945)

Catlin v. United States

No. 419

Argued February 1, 2, 1945

Decided February 26, 1945

324 U.S. 229


1. In a proceeding instituted by a petition in the District Court for the condemnation of land under the War Purposes Act of 1917, a "judgment" entered upon a declaration of taking filed pursuant to the Declaration of Taking Act of 1931, and a subsequent order denying the landowner's motion to vacate the judgment and to dismiss the petition, held not "final decisions" under § 128 of the Judicial Code, and therefore not appealable. P. 324 U. S. 232.

2. The right of the landowner to challenge the validity of the taking for nonconformity with the prescribed statutory purposes was not abrogated by the Declaration of Taking Act, but the right of appeal in this relation may be exercised only when final judgment, disposing of the cause in its entirety, has been rendered. P. 324 U. S. 240.

142 F.2d 781 affirmed.

Page 324 U. S. 230

Certiorari, 323 U.S. 696, to review the dismissal of an appeal from a judgment and order of the District Court in a condemnation proceeding.

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