Zucht v. King – Case Brief Summary (U.S. Supreme Court)

Zucht v. King - Case Brief Summary (U.S. Supreme Court)

Zucht v. King, 260 U.S. 174 (1922), was brought to the Supreme Court on writ of error solely on the ground that the state court had upheld a municipal ordinance against the contention that it was invalid under the Constitution of the United States.

The Supreme Court dealt with the initial question of jurisdiction as follows, p. 176:

"The validity of the ordinances under the Federal Constitution was drawn in question by objections properly taken below. A city ordinance is a law of the State within the meaning of § 237 of the Judicial Code as amended, which provides a review by writ of error where the validity of a law is sustained by the highest court of the State in which a decision in the suit could be had. Atlantic Coast Line R.R. Co. v. Goldsboro, 232 U.S. 548, 555."