Plaintiff, a District of Columbia corporation, sued defendant, a Nebraska corporation, in the Municipal Court of Chicago, Illinois. Defendant removed the case to a federal district court pursuant to the provisions of an amendment to the judicial code extending the jurisdiction of the federal courts to suits and controversies between citizens of the District of Columbia and citizens of any state or territory. From an adverse judgment defendant appealed, raising for the first time in the case the question of constitutionality of the amendment conferring jurisdiction. Held, the amendment is unconstitutional. Judge Evans dissented. Central States Cooperatives, Inc. v. Watson Brothers Transportation Co., Inc.. (C.C.A. 7th, 1947).
Samuel N. Greenspoon,
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