Ex parte Flippin

CourtUnited States Supreme Court
Writing for the CourtWAITE
Citation94 U.S. 348,24 L.Ed. 194
PartiesEX PARTE FLIPPIN
Decision Date01 October 1876

94 U.S. 348
24 L.Ed. 194
EX PARTE FLIPPIN.
October Term, 1876

PETITION for a writ of mandamu to the Circuit Court of the United States for the Western District of Tennessee.

Talmadge E. Brown, having a decree in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Western District of Tennessee against the city of Memphis, made application on the law side of that court for a mandamus requiring the city and its mayor and general council to levy and collect a tax for the payment of the amount due him. In this application the name of the person then holding the office of mayor was given, and also the names of the persons who constituted the general council. An alternative writ was issued; and the parties named all appeared by the city attorney, and showed cause against the application. March 30, 1875, a final judgment was entered in the cause, 'by which it was ordered and adjudged that a peremptory writ of mandamus should issue, commanding the city of Memphis and its said general council to proceed each year, for the then ensuing three years, 1875, 1876, and 1877, to levy a tax, in addition to all other taxes allowed by law to be levied, sufficient in amount to realize $125,000 each year for the years 1875 and 1876, and for the year 1877 to realize a sum sufficient to pay whatever sum might then remain unpaid of the said decree. It was further ordered that the clerk of said court, whenever the said Brown should request the same, should issue each year, during the years 1875, 1876, and 1877, respectively, a peremptory writ of mandamus, in accordance with said judgment, to be served on the city of Memphis and its mayor and general council, in the manner prescribed by law.'

Flippin became mayor of the city, and the other petitioners members of the general council, Jan. 15, 1876. The clerk of the court, at the request of Brown, issued, May 24, a peremptory writ, returnable the fourth Monday in November, directed to the city and to the petitioners by name, as mayor

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and members of the general council, requiring them to levy the adjudged tax for the year 1876. Nov. 27, 1879, the petitioners moved the court 'to set aside and quash' this writ, for the reason, in substance, that they were not parties to the judgment upon which it was issued. This motion was denied Dec. 14, 1876; and the court, by proceeding against the petitioners for contempt in failing to obey the writ, is now endeavoring to compel them to perform the duties which the...

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  • King v. Davis
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (4th Circuit)
    • January 25, 1905
    ...977; Humphreys v. Leggett, 9 How. 297, 312, 313, 13 L.Ed. 145; McCargo v. Chapman, 61 U.S. 555, 556, 15 L.Ed. 1021. Ex parte Flippin, 94 U.S. 348, 350, 24 L.Ed. 194; Freeman v. Dawson, 110 U.S. 264, 270, 4 Sup.Ct. 94, 28 L.Ed. 141; The Elmira (C.C.) 16 F. 133. (V) PETITION OF MARY ESTEP. I ......
  • Cronan v. District Court First Judicial Districto of State of Idaho
    • United States
    • Idaho Supreme Court
    • June 26, 1908
    ...[15 Idaho 189] 32 W.Va. 1, 25 Am. St. Rep. 792, 9 S.E. 23, 3 L. R. A. 53; Ex parte Cutting, 94 U.S. 14, 24 L.Ed. 49; Ex Parte Flippin, 94 U.S. 348, 24 L.Ed. 194; Ex parte Humes, 149 U.S. 192, 13 S.Ct. 836, 37 L.Ed. 698; Garrison v. Webb, 107 Ala. 499, 18 So. 297.) Such a motion as Cronan's ......
  • Shoshone County v. Thompson
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Idaho
    • June 6, 1905
    ...32; Ex parte Brown, 116 U.S. 401, 6 S.Ct. 387, 29 L.Ed. 676; Ex parte Morgan, 114 U.S. 174, 5 S.Ct. 825, 29 L.Ed. 135; Ex parte Flippin, 94 U.S. 348, 24 L.Ed. 194; Ex parte Railway Co., 101 U.S. 711, 25 L.Ed. 872.) The legislature, subject to constitutional limitations only, has the right, ......
  • State ex rel. Harris v. Laughlin
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • April 30, 1882
    ...5 Ohio 542; Floral Springs Co. v. Rives, 14 Nev. 431; Ex parte The State, 51 Ala. 69; Ex parte Loring, 94 U. S. 418; Ex parte Flippin, 94 U. S. 348; Gunn v. County of Pulaski, 3 Ark. 427; State v. Smith, 19 Wis. 531; Brem v. Arkansas Co. Ct., 9 Ark. 240; People v. Wayne Cir. Judge, 39 Mich.......
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  • Cronan v. District Court First Judicial Districto of State of Idaho
    • United States
    • Idaho Supreme Court
    • June 26, 1908
    ...[15 Idaho 189] 32 W.Va. 1, 25 Am. St. Rep. 792, 9 S.E. 23, 3 L. R. A. 53; Ex parte Cutting, 94 U.S. 14, 24 L.Ed. 49; Ex Parte Flippin, 94 U.S. 348, 24 L.Ed. 194; Ex parte Humes, 149 U.S. 192, 13 S.Ct. 836, 37 L.Ed. 698; Garrison v. Webb, 107 Ala. 499, 18 So. 297.) Such a motion as Cronan's ......
  • King v. Davis
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (4th Circuit)
    • January 25, 1905
    ...977; Humphreys v. Leggett, 9 How. 297, 312, 313, 13 L.Ed. 145; McCargo v. Chapman, 61 U.S. 555, 556, 15 L.Ed. 1021. Ex parte Flippin, 94 U.S. 348, 350, 24 L.Ed. 194; Freeman v. Dawson, 110 U.S. 264, 270, 4 Sup.Ct. 94, 28 L.Ed. 141; The Elmira (C.C.) 16 F. 133. (V) PETITION OF MARY ESTEP. I ......
  • Shoshone County v. Thompson
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Idaho
    • June 6, 1905
    ...32; Ex parte Brown, 116 U.S. 401, 6 S.Ct. 387, 29 L.Ed. 676; Ex parte Morgan, 114 U.S. 174, 5 S.Ct. 825, 29 L.Ed. 135; Ex parte Flippin, 94 U.S. 348, 24 L.Ed. 194; Ex parte Railway Co., 101 U.S. 711, 25 L.Ed. 872.) The legislature, subject to constitutional limitations only, has the right, ......
  • State ex rel. Harris v. Laughlin
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Missouri
    • April 30, 1882
    ...5 Ohio 542; Floral Springs Co. v. Rives, 14 Nev. 431; Ex parte The State, 51 Ala. 69; Ex parte Loring, 94 U. S. 418; Ex parte Flippin, 94 U. S. 348; Gunn v. County of Pulaski, 3 Ark. 427; State v. Smith, 19 Wis. 531; Brem v. Arkansas Co. Ct., 9 Ark. 240; People v. Wayne Cir. Judge, 39 Mich.......
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