James Palmer & Marcus Cartwright v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James Palmer & Marcus Cartwright v. State
Case Date: 
1889
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Gaming

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
42
Notes / Description: 

Plaintiffs in error are accused of gambling and promoting gambling upon horse races both inside and outside the state of Tennessee, including a race in Kentucky. Plaintiffs kept betting books and took bets out of a room known as a pool room. Plaintiffs claim they operated said pool room within the law, paying taxes and obtaining a license. There is a question regarding the language of the law describing book-making and pool-selling.