Railroad law; Railroads and state; Freight and freightage; United States. Interstate Commerce Commission; Grove Park Inn (Asheville, N.C.); Southern Governors' Conference
Speech at the Southern Governors' Conference discussing increase of rail freight rates in the South, and the Freight Weight Case. The Freight Weight Case was an investigation by the Interstate Commerce Commission regarding regional differences in shipping rates by rail companies. In 1944, the ICC ruled that such differences unfairly penalized Southern and Western states, and passed a resolution that shipping rates for the same classes of goods must be equal. The resolution would eventually be upheld by the Supreme Court in 1947. Original manuscript, includes marginalia.
Thurmond, Strom, "Freight Weight Problems" (1947). Strom Thurmond Collection, Mss100. 122.
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