Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Noah Brooks Kent Pettingill for petitioner. Mr. Thomas Mitchell Shackleford was on his brief.
Mr. Adrian H. Joline opposing. Mr. Henry W. Calhoun was on his brief.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.
By section 716 of the Revised Statutes it is provided that: "The Supreme Court and the Circuit and District Courts shall have power to issue writs of scire facias. They shall also have power to issue all writs not specifically provided for by statute, which may be necessary for the exercise of their respective jurisdictions, and agreeable to the usages and principles of law...
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