U.S. Supreme Court Ross v. Triplett, 16 U.S. 3 Wheat. 600 600 (1818)
Ross v. Triplett
16 U.S. (3 Wheat.) 600
ON CERTIFICATE OF DIVISION OF OPINION AMONG THE JUDGES
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
This Court has no jurisdiction of causes brought before it upon a certificate of a division of opinions of the judges of the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia. The appellate jurisdiction of this Court in respect to that court only extends to the final judgments and decrees of the latter.
This cause was brought from the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia upon a certificate that the opinions of the judges of that court were divided upon a question which occurred in the cause under the Judiciary Act of 1802, ch. 291, s. 6. It was submitted without argument.
It was ordered to be certified to the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia as follows:
CERTIFICATE. This cause came on to be heard on the transcript of the record of the circuit court for the District of Columbia and on the question certified, on which the judges of that court were divided, and was argued by counsel. On consideration whereof this Court is of opinion that its jurisdiction extends only to the final judgments and decrees of the said circuit court. It is therefore considered by this Court that the cause be remanded to the said Circuit Court for the District of Columbia, to be proceeded in according to law.