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The Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels) to the Secretary of State

88. Second District Court today denied petroleum companies amparo32 so far as it refers to the refusal of the administrative petition for revocation and dismissing it on all other points on the ground that the acts complained of had been the subject matter of prior Supreme Court decisions.

Following statement given by companies to the press:

“Local representatives of oil companies emphatically deny that there has been a prior decision on the merits of their amparo against expropriation and say that the prior decision referred to was the Supreme Court decision of October 8, 1938,33 which merely dismissed the case because the companies’ petition for administrative revocation of the expropriation decree was at that time still pending decision before the Department of National Economy and the Supreme Court decision of October 8 expressly left the door open for future amparo action. Companies will appeal decision.[”]

  1. Suit for injunction.
  2. Cía. Mexicana de Petróleo, “El Águila”, S. A. y coags., Mexico, Semanario Judicial de la Federación, vol. lviii, No. 2, October 6–13, 1938, pp. 354–364.