Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Sixty-fourth Congress, First[-second] Session: Reorganization of the Court of Claims


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Side 16 - ... it shall be competent for the Supreme Court to require, by certiorari or otherwise, any such case to be certified to the Supreme Court for its review and determination, with the same power and authority in the case as if it had been carried by appeal or writ of error to the Supreme Court.
Side 15 - When any claim or matter is pending in any of the executive departments which involves controverted questions of fact or law, the head of such department may transmit the same, with the vouchers, papers, documents and proofs pertaining thereto, to the Court of Claims and the same shall be there proceeded in under such rules as the court may adopt.
Side 15 - That section one hundred and thirty-six of the Act aforesaid be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows : " SEC. 136. The Court of Claims established by Act of February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, shall be continued. It shall consist of a Chief Justice and four judges, who shall be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and hold their offices during good behavior. Each of them...
Side 15 - The supreme court shall consist of a chief justice and two associate justices, any two of whom shall constitute a quorum, and the concurrence of two judges shall be necessary to the decision of a case. No person shall be eligible to the office of chief justice- or associate justice of the supreme court unless he be, at the time of his election, a citizen of the United States and of this state, and unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years, and shall have been a practicing lawyer...
Side 16 - The said court shall have power to establish rules for its government and for the regulation of practice therein, and it may punish for contempt in the manner prescribed by the common law, may appoint commissioners, and may exercise such powers as are necessary to carry into effect the powers granted to it by law.
Side 16 - ... the amount of any final judgment or decree rendered in favor of the claimant, In any case transmitted to the court of claims under the two preceding sections, shall be paid out of any specific appropriation applicable to the case, if any such there be; and where no such appropriation exists, the Judgment or decree shall be paid in the same manner as other judgments of the said court...
Side 15 - ... eligible to the office of President under the Constitution, and not under impeachment by the House of Representatives of the United States at the time the powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon them respectively. SEC.
Side 16 - ... that it has jurisdiction to render judgment or decree thereon, it shall proceed to do so, giving to either party such further opportunity for hearing as in its judgment justice shall require, and it shall report its proceedings therein to the House of Congress by which the same was referred to said court.
Side 7 - When judgment is rendered against any claimant, the court may grant a new trial for any reason which, by the rules of common law or chancery in suits between individuals, would furnish sufficient ground for granting a new trial.
Side 4 - The importance of this function of the court can not be overestimated, because the court's findings of fact are conclusive upon the parties.

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