Shreveport Rate Case (Houston E. & W. T. Ry. Co. v. United States)

Shreveport Rate Case (Houston E. & W. T. Ry. Co. v. United States)

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(Shreveport Rate Case) 1914 I. Facts a. The Houston East and West Texas Railway Company managed an interstate railway line that ran through Dallas and Marshall , Texas (on the eastern border of Texas), and Shreveport, Louisiana . The freight shipping intrastate rates were inequitably lower than interstate rates despite the fact that Shreveport was closer. Shreveport competed with Dallas for shipments from East Texas, but the skewed price structure (mandated by the Texas Railroad Commission ), greatly favored shipments to and from Dallas over Shreveport. The Interstate Commerce Commission , acting on a complaint from
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Unformatted text preview: the Railroad Commission of Louisiana, found that "an unlawful and undue preference and advantage" was thereby given to the Texas cities, ordered the company to change the rate structure to end discriminatory pricing. b. The Texas Railway Commission ordered the differences in rates. Thus the railway company said that they could not change the rates without going against them II. Legal Questions presented a. Could Congress regulate an intrastate railroad under the Congress clause. b. III. Answers IV. Reasons (by ___) a. Form of argument b. Legal doctrines V. Dissent reasons VI. Concurring reasons Notes...
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