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

No. 1195

Submitted January 10, 1890

Decided March 3, 1890

133 U.S. 587

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Syllabus

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.



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