Search Supreme Court Cases

DIGGS & KEITH V. WOLCOTT, 8 U. S. 179 (1807)

U.S. Supreme Court

Diggs & Keith v. Wolcott, 8 U.S. 4 Cranch 179 179 (1807)

Diggs & Keith v. Wolcott

8 U.S. (4 Cranch) 179




A court of the United States has no jurisdiction to enjoin proceedings in a state court.

The appellants, Diggs and Keith, had commenced a suit at law against Alexander Wolcott, the appellee, in the County Court for the County of Middlesex in the State of Connecticut upon two promissory notes given by Wolcott to one Richard Matthews for the purchase of lands in Virginia, and by him endorsed to the appellants, whereupon Wolcott filed a bill in chancery in the superior court of the state against the appellants Diggs and Keith and also against Robert Young and Richard Matthews, praying that Diggs and Keith might be compelled to give up the two notes to be cancelled or be perpetually enjoined from proceeding at law for the recovery thereof, &c.

Powered by Justia US Supreme Court Center: DIGGS & KEITH V. WOLCOTT, 8 U. S. 179 (1807)

Official Supreme Court caselaw is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia caselaw is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.