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Rice v. Santa Fe Elevator Corporation
United States Supreme Court
331 U.S. 218 (1947)
The Rice partnership (Rice) (plaintiff) was in the grain business. Rice was a customer of the Santa Fe Elevator Corporation (Santa Fe) (defendant). Santa Fe operated public grain warehouses in Illinois. Rice brought suit against Santa Fe for certain violations of Illinois state law which were administered by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Santa Fe sought to have the case dismissed, alleging that the United States Warehouse Act (USWA) superseded the ICC’s authority.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Douglas, J.)
Dissent (Frankfurter, J.)
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