Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Ry. Co. v. Mississippi - 133 U.S. 587 (1890)
U.S. Supreme Court
Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Ry. Co. v. Mississippi, 133 U.S. 587 (1890)
Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Ry. Co. v. Mississippi
Submitted January 10, 1890
Decided March 3, 1890
133 U.S. 587
ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
The statute of the State of Mississippi of March 2, 1888, requiring all railroads carrying passengers in that state (other than street railroads) to provide equal but separate accommodations for the white and colored races, having been construed by the supreme court of the state to apply solely to commerce within the state, does no violation to the commerce clause of the Constitution of the United States.
The construction of a state statute by the highest court of the state is accepted as conclusive in this Court.