Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. John C. Fay and Mr. William G. Johnson for appellants.
Mr. Eppa Hunton and Mr. V.B. Edwards filed briefs for appellants.
Mr. Robert Howard filed a brief for appellants.
Mr. Assistant Attorney General Conrad for appellees.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE BREWER, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.
The United States cannot be sued in their courts without their consent, and in granting such consent Congress has an absolute discretion to specify the cases and contingencies in which the liability of the Government is submitted to the courts for judicial determination. Beyond the letter of such consent, the courts may not go, no matter how beneficial they may deem or in fact might be...
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