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Civil Procedure Keyed to Field
Tyler v. Judges of the Court of Registration
Citation:171 Mass. 71, 55 N.E. 812, writ of error dismissed, 179 U.S. 405, 21 S.Ct. 206 (1900)
Tyler (Plaintiff) filed a petition for a writ of prohibition against the Judges (Defendants), who were reviewing an application concerning land in which Tyler claimed an interest. The judges were determining whether to record the registration of title to a particular parcel of land, which would then be conclusive against all persons. Tyler argued the statute establishing the court that recorded registrations of title was unconstitutional, because the court deprived all persons except the registered owner of any interest in the land without due process of law.
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