Rooker v. Fidelity Trust Company (263 U.S. 413)
|Rooker v. Fidelity Trust Company (263 U.S. 413)
|United States Supreme Court enunciated a rule of civil procedure that would eventually become known as the Rooker-Feldman doctrine (also named for the later case of District of Columbia Court of Appeals v. Feldman, 460 U.S. 462 (1983). The doctrine holds that lower federal courts may not sit in direct review of state court decisions. — Excerpted from Rooker v. Fidelity Trust Co. on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Rooker v. Fidelity Trust Co., 263 U.S. 413 (1923), was a case in which the|
Submitted on Motion to Dismiss or Affirm Nov. 26, 1923.
Decided Dec. 10, 1923.
Wm. V. Rooker, of Indianapolis, Ind., for appellants, in opposition to the motion.
Charles E. Cox, of Indianapolis, Ind., for appellees, in support of the motion.
Mr. Justice VAN DEVANTER delivered the opinion of the Court.