Railroad law; Railroads and state; Freight and freightage; Landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions
Statement by Governor Thurmond on the Supreme Court's decision in the Freight Weight Case. The Freight Rate 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 be brought before the Supreme Court in 1947, which upheld the order as constitutional.
Thurmond, Strom, "U.S. Supreme Court's Decision on the Southern Governors' Freight Weight Case" (1947). Strom Thurmond Collection, Mss 100. 158.
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Strom Thurmond Collection, Mss 100