Supreme Court Reporter Volume 39

Supreme Court Reporter Volume 39

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... for all that we know it is, the fact that some cases, including the plaintiff's, are very near to the line makes it none the worse. That is the inevitable result of drawing a line where the distinctions are distinctions of degree; and the constant business of the law is to draw such lines. "Upholding the Act as embodying a principle generally fair and doing as nearly equal justice as can be expected seems to import that if a particular ease of hardship arises under it in its natural and ordinary application, that hardship must be borne as one of the imperfections of human things." Louisville & Nashville R. R. Co. v. Barber Asphalt Co., 197 U. S. 430, 434, 25 Sup. Ct. 466, 467 (49 L. Ed. 819). We cannot pronounce the statute void. Judgment affirmed. (249 U. 8. 2C9) ST. LOUIS POSTER ADVERTISING CO. v. CITY OF ST. LOUIS et al. (two cases). (Argued March 12 and 13, 1919. Decided March 24, 1919.) Nor 220, 2, 1. Constitutional Law S=87--Billroard Ordinances--Reasonarleness Of RestricTions. Restrictions by ordinance limiting area of any billboard to 400 square feet and height above ground to 14 feet, requiring space of 4 feet between them and ground, forbidding them nearer than 6 feet to building or side of lot, or 2 feet to each other, or than 15 feet to street line are not unreasonable and unconstitutional limitations of the liberty of the individual or of rights of property in land. 2. Municipal Corporations S=602--BillRoard Ordinances--Purlic ' Welfare. Billboards properly may be put in a class by themselves, and prohibited in the residence districts of a city, in the interest of the safety, morality, health, and decency of the community. 3. Municipal Corporations (r)=602--BillBoard Restrictions. Restrictions may be put more

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