Zucht v. King

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."