Harris v. District of Columbia, 256 U.S. 650 (1921)

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Harris v. District of Columbia, 256 U.S. 650 (1921)

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Harris v. District of Columbia


No. 16


Argued January 2, 1919
Decided June 6, 1921
256 U.S. 650

ON CERTIFICATE FROM THE COURT OF APPEALS
OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Syllabus

1. The work of cleaning the street for the protection of the public health and comfort appertain to the discretionary governmental functions of the District of Columbia, distinguished from the special corporate or municipal duty of keeping the street in repair. P. 652.

2. The District is not liable for personal injuries occasioned by the negligence of it employee while engaged in sprinkling streets preparatory to cleaning them. P. 652.

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Chicago: U.S. Supreme Court, "Syllabus," Harris v. District of Columbia, 256 U.S. 650 (1921) in 256 U.S. 650 256 U.S. 651. Original Sources, accessed December 6, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIGX9NH3IVNZLEY.

MLA: U.S. Supreme Court. "Syllabus." Harris v. District of Columbia, 256 U.S. 650 (1921), in 256 U.S. 650, page 256 U.S. 651. Original Sources. 6 Dec. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIGX9NH3IVNZLEY.

Harvard: U.S. Supreme Court, 'Syllabus' in Harris v. District of Columbia, 256 U.S. 650 (1921). cited in 1921, 256 U.S. 650, pp.256 U.S. 651. Original Sources, retrieved 6 December 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LIGX9NH3IVNZLEY.