decided: November 29, 1909.
HELVETIA-SWISS FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT.
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Per Curiam. Writ of error dismissed for want of jurisdiction. Macfadden v. United States, 213 U.S. 288.
1 The pertinent headnotes in Macfadden v. United States are as follows:
Although where a real constitutional question exists a writ of error can be sued out directly from this court to the trial court under § 5 of the act of 1891, the right to do so is lost by taking an appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals. Robinson v. Caldwell, 165 U.S. 359.
The Circuit Court of Appeals does not lose its jurisdiction of an appeal under § 6 of the act of 1891 because questions were involved which would have warranted a direct appeal to this court under § 5 of that act.
Where the case can be taken directly to this court under § 5, or to the Circuit Court of Appeals under § 6, and the latter appeal is taken, while a writ of error will lie to the Circuit Court of Appeals if the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court rests, as shown by plaintiff's statement, on grounds, one of which is reviewable by this court, it will not lie if the only ground of jurisdiction is one where the judgment of the Circuit Court of Appeals is final.
The judgment of the Circuit Court of Appeals in a criminal case is final, and is no less so because the appellate jurisdiction of this court might have been invoked directly under § 5 of the act of 1891.
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