Lukeforeman19 The vertict was that a tomato is a vegetable and Nix sued out his writ of error. This case was going to the supreme court.
Lukeforeman19 7th amendment: right to a jury in civil cases over 20 dollars or more.
Lukeforeman19 The apellant argued using Marriam-Webster definitions of fruit and the respondant used definitions of vegetable.
Lukeforeman19 The case ended in a unanimous vote that a tomato is a vegetable. Justice Horace Gray stated it is becuase of the common use in cooking and perception of the tomato as a vegetable.
Lukeforeman19 Nix Vs. Hedden would go on to change the way that courts interperate laws using the veiws of society.
Lukeforeman19 I think that it is ruled incorrectly because scientifically a tomato is a fruit of the vine and the facts are what should really matter.
Lukeforeman19 Edward Hedden was the collector of the port of New York.
Lukeforeman19 Nix filed a lawsuit Twards the tax collector for the money he spent on those taxes. The trial was held at U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York.
Lukeforeman19 the tariff of 1883 taxed all imported vegetables in the country but fruits were not.
Lukeforeman19 John Nix founded a fruit commision company in New york an was mad that his tomatoes were being taxed becuase he thought they were fruits.
Lukeforeman19 Fruit: the ripened ovary of a seed plant and its contents
Vegetable: a usually herbaceous plant (such as the cabbage, bean, or potato) grown for an edible part that is usually eaten as part of a meal