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STACEY V. EMERY, 97 U. S. 642 (1878)

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Stacey v. Emery, 97 U.S. 642 (1878)

Stacey v. Emery

97 U.S. 642


A., a collector of internal revenue, seized certain whiskey belonging to B. for the condemnation and forfeiture whereof proceedings were afterwards, at the suit of the United States, brought in the proper court. The court rendered a judgment dismissing them, and, "it appearing that the seizure, though improperly made, was made by his superior officer, the supervisor," ordered that

a certificate of probable cause be issued to A. B. brought trespass against the supervisor.


1. That the certificate was a bar to the suit.

2. That the motive of the court for granting it makes no part of the record, and should not have been recited therein.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.

Page 97 U. S. 643

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