Zucht v. King, 260 U.S. 174 (1922)

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Zucht v. King, 260 U.S. 174 (1922)

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Zucht v. King

No. 84

Argued October 20, 1922
Decided November 13, 1922
260 U.S. 174



l. A city ordinance is a law of a state within the meaning of Jud.Code, § 237. P. 176.

2. It is the duty of this Court to decline jurisdiction whenever it appears that the constitutional question upon which jurisdiction depends was not, at the time of granting the writ, a substantial question. P. 176.

3. City ordinances making vaccination a condition to attendance at public or private schools and vesting broad discretion in health authorities to determine when and under what circumstances the requirement shall be enforced are consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment, and, in view of prior decisions, a contrary contention presents no substantial constitutional question. P. 176.

4. The question whether city officials have administered a valid ordinance in such a way as to deny the plaintiff the equal protection of the laws is not one of those upon which the judgment of a state court may be brought here by writ of error. P. 177.

Writ of error to review 225 S.W. 267 dismissed.

Error to a judgment of the court below affirming a judgment of a trial court which dismissed the bill in a suit for injunction, mandamus, and damages.


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Chicago: U.S. Supreme Court, "Syllabus," Zucht v. King, 260 U.S. 174 (1922) in 260 U.S. 174 260 U.S. 175. Original Sources, accessed February 23, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=7RLFK14XM3QB5W2.

MLA: U.S. Supreme Court. "Syllabus." Zucht v. King, 260 U.S. 174 (1922), in 260 U.S. 174, page 260 U.S. 175. Original Sources. 23 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=7RLFK14XM3QB5W2.

Harvard: U.S. Supreme Court, 'Syllabus' in Zucht v. King, 260 U.S. 174 (1922). cited in 1922, 260 U.S. 174, pp.260 U.S. 175. Original Sources, retrieved 23 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=7RLFK14XM3QB5W2.