Nos. 330, 331.

219 U.S. 346 (1911)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 23, 1911.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. John J. Hemphill, Mr. William H. Robeson and Mr. Daniel B. Henderson, with whom Mr. Frank J. Boudinot was on the brief, for appellants.

Mr. Wade H. Ellis, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, with whom Mr. Henry E. Colton, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, was on the brief, for the United States.

Mr. W.W. Hastings for the Cherokee Nation.

Mr. S.T. Bledsoe and Mr. Evans Browne submitted a brief, by leave of the court, as amici curiae, on behalf of certain full blood Choctaw and Chickasaw allottees.

MR. JUSTICE DAY delivered the opinion of the court.

These cases arise under an act of Congress undertaking to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims, and upon this court on appeal, to determine the validity of certain acts of Congress hereinafter referred to.

Case No. 330 was brought by David Muskrat and J. Henry Dick in their own behalf and in behalf of others in a like situation to determine the constitutional validity of the act of Congress of April...

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