Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Benjamin J. Lea, Attorney-General of Tennessee, and Mr. James G. Field for the plaintiff in error.
Mr. Attorney-General Devens and Mr. Assistant Attorney-General Smith, contra.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE STRONG delivered the opinion of the court.
The first of the questions certified is one of great importance, bringing as it does into consideration the relation of the general government to the government of the States, and bringing also into view not merely the construction of an act of Congress, but its constitutionality. That in this case the defendant's petition for removal of the cause was in the form prescribed by the act of Congress admits of no...
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