No. 12, original.

313 U.S. 274 (1941)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 26, 1941.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Assistant Attorney General Littell, with whom Attorney General Jackson and Solicitor General Biddle were on the brief, for the United States.

Messrs. J. Edward Thornton and John W. Lapsley, Assistant Attorneys General of Alabama, with whom Mr. Thomas S. Lawson, Attorney General, was on the brief, for the State of Alabama.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court.

The United States brought this suit to quiet its title to land in Macon County, Alabama. The complaint alleges that the State of Alabama is asserting liens as attaching to the land on October 1, 1936, for state and county taxes for the tax year 1937; and further that the State claims an interest in the land by reason of tax sales and the issue to the State of certificates...

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