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PEARSON V. DODD, 429 U. S. 396 (1977)

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Pearson v. Dodd, 429 U.S. 396 (1977)

Pearson v. Dodd

No. 75-1318

Argued December 1, 1976

Decided January 12, 1977

429 U.S. 396


Where, under West Virginia law, absolute title to appellant's oil and gas interest in land had vested in the State at the expiration of the 18-month period after sale of the interest to the State for nonpayment of taxes, during which period appellant might have exercised but did not exercise her right to redeem, appellant has no constitutionally protected property or entitlement interest upon which she may base a challenge of constitutional deficiency in the notice provisions attending the State's subsequent sale of the interest to appellee Dodd, and hence the appeal is dismissed for want of a properly presented federal question.

Appeal dismissed. Reported below: ___ W.Va. ___, 221 S. .2d 171.

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