Authors

Strom Thurmond

Publication Date

1-1-1947

Circa Date

1947

Subject

Railroad law; Railroads and state; Freight and freightage; Landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions

Publisher

Clemson University

Abstract

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.

Contributing Institution

Clemson University Libraries

Language

English

Media Type

Manuscripts

Rights

Copyright of Clemson University. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

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application/pdf

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Strom Thurmond Collection, Mss 100

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