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Wabash, St. L. & P. Ry. Co. v. Illinois
United States Supreme Court
118 U.S. 557 (1886)
Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railway Company (Wabash) (defendant) is a railroad company that charged differing rates to two different companies for transporting goods over the same road from Illinois to New York. Wabash was found guilty of violating an Illinois statute prohibiting unjust discrimination in rates charged by railroad companies. The Supreme Court of Illinois upheld the Illinois statute on the ground that states may regulate subjects over which Congress has not exercised its power.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Miller, J.)
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