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OF THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL

OF THE

UNITED STATES

FOR

THE YEAR 1900.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1900.

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,

Washington, D. C., November 30, 1900. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of

America in Congress assembled :

In obedience to the requirement of section 384 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, I have the honor to submit the following report of the business transacted by the Department of Justice for the last preceding fiscal year:

SUPREME COURT. The accompanying table shows the result of last year's work of the Supreme Court of the United States so far as the number of cases can show it. There was a decrease of 150 in the number of cases docketed on the appellate docket, and a decrease of 158 in the number disposed of, the number remaining having been reduced thereby from 304 to 303.

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The appellate docket at the close of the last term shows a decrease of 1 case since the close of the preceding term. At the close of the October term, 1898, there remained undisposed of on the appellate docket 304 cases, and upon the original docket 4 cases, making a total of 308. The number of cases docketed at the October term, 1899, was 384, 370 of which were on the appellate docket, and 14 on the original docket, which, with the 4 cases pending on the original docket, make the total number of cases pending at that term 692, of which 674

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