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United States Supreme Court


No. 604

Argued: Decided: May 21, 1900

Mr. Chief Justice Fuller:

These were suits in equity brought by Taylor and Marshall against Beckham, and one Carter, asserting himself to be the president pro tempore of the senate of Kentucky, with the right to preside over that body though Marshall was present, in which complainants prayed for injunctions restraining defendants from interfering with complainants in their offices. These suits were heard with the case of Taylor v. Beckham, just decided. 178 U.S. 548 , 20 Sup. Ct. Rep. 890, 44 L. ed. --. When the circuit court of Jefferson county reached the conclusion that Beckham was entitled to the office of governor ad entered judgment of ouster, it dismissed the suits. From the decrees appeals were taken to the court of appeals of Kentucky, where they were affirmed, and thereafter a writ of error from this court was allowed. It results from the conclusions announced in the preceding case that the writ of error must be dismissed, and it is so ordered.

Mr. Justice McKenna concurs in the result.

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