121 US 254 United States v. Phillips
121 U.S. 254
7 S.Ct. 874
30 L.Ed. 914
PHILLIPS and others.
April 11, 1887.
Asst. Atty. Gen. Maury, for plaintiff in error.
No appearance for defendant in error.
WAITE, C. J.
In this case no citation was ever issued, and the defendants in error do not appear. Notice of a writ of error, given in open court at the same term the judgment is rendered, is not the equivalent of the citation required by section 999 of the Revised Statutes. In this respect writs of error differ from appeals taken in open court.
The writ of error is dismissed.