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Hunter v. City of Pittsburgh

207 U.S. 161 (1907)

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Hunter v. City of Pittsburgh

United States Supreme Court

207 U.S. 161 (1907)

Facts

Pursuant to a Pennsylvania state law, the city of Pittsburgh (defendant) petitioned to annex the city of Allegheny. After a hearing, the court found the petition reasonable and in conformity with the law and ordered an election. Most voters in both cities approved the measure, but most voters in Allegheny did not approve the measure. A court entered a decree annexing Allegheny to Pittsburgh. Allegheny citizens, voters, property owners, and taxpayers (Allegheny residents) (plaintiffs) filed 22 exceptions to the petition prior to the hearing. The court dismissed the exceptions, and the superior court and state supreme court affirmed. The United States Supreme Court granted a writ of error.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Moody, J.)

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