Quotation by Benjamin Harrison

It is quite a startling proposition, and a very novel one, I think, that there shall be absolutely no opportunity for the review in an appellate court, in cases involving such large amounts, of questions involving the construction of the statute under which the court is proceeding, or those various questions of law, many of them new, which necessarily arise in such cases. Neither the claimants, the Indians, nor the Government of the United States should be absolutely denied opportunity to bring their exceptions to review by some appellate tribunal.
Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), U.S. president. Veto Message to Congress, July 19, 1892. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897, p. 245, Government Printing Office (1898).

Federal circuit courts of appeals had been established in 1891; Harrison had been a successful attorney in Indianapolis.
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