Abstracts of Cases Decided by the Federal Courts Relating to the Limitations of the Fourteenth Amendment Upon the Power of the States to Regulate Rates of Railroads and Other Public Utilities, as Reported in Volumes 1 to 155 of the

Abstracts of Cases Decided by the Federal Courts Relating to the Limitations of the Fourteenth Amendment Upon the Power of the States to Regulate Rates of Railroads and Other Public Utilities, as Reported in Volumes 1 to 155 of the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...or operating a railroad within the State of its property without due process of law, nor take away from the corporation the equal protection of the laws, and such a statute being constitutional in its general scope, the courts will not, in a suit to enjoin the Railroad Commission from giving the statute any effect whatever, inquire whether or not the statute in some of its details may be defective or invalid. Justices Harlan and Field dissented upon the ground that the right given to the corporation to regulate its rates within the limits of reasonableness was a contract right which could not be impaired by subsequent legislation. Stone et al., comprising the Railroad Commission of Mississippi, v. Illinois Central Railroad Company, 116 U. S. 347. January 4, 1886. Appeal by John M. Stone and others, comprising the Railroad Commission of Mississippi, from decree of the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of Mississippi in suit filed by Illinois Central Railroad Company to restrain the appellants from enforcing Mississippi Act of March 11, 1884, to provide for the regulation of freight and passenger rates on railroads in that State. Opinion by Chief Justice Waite, reversing, Justices Harlan and Field dissenting, and Justice Blatchford not sitting. 1. A charter of a railroad company which authorizes the president and directors "to adopt and establish such a tariff of charges for the transportation of persons and property as they may think proper, and the same to alter and change at pleasure," does not deprive the State of the power to regulate the charges of the corporation. 2. Where a corporation of one State operates a railroad in another State under a lease, it is subject as to the leased road to such...show more

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  • United States
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  • 9781236975744