Title: Amos T. Akerman to William H. Hooper, 4 December 1871
Date: December 4, 1871
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Whitman Archive ID: nar.03510
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Dec. 4, 1871.
Hon. Wm. H. Hooper,
H. of R.
Washington, D. C.
In a conversation a few days ago, I referred to the possibility of obtaining a decision of the Supreme Court on the question of the legality of the juries in Utah, by bringing up a criminal case from the Supreme Court of the Territory, by writ of error, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Without having examined the question, I was led to this error by an attempt, the fate of which is, as yet, undetermined, to obtain a review of the decision of a Territorial Supreme Court by the Supreme Court of the United States. Upon examining the question, I do not find that the Statutes authorize such a proceeding.
A. T. Akerman,