Western Union Telegraph Co. v. JamesAnnotate this Case
162 U.S. 650 (1896)
U.S. Supreme Court
Western Union Telegraph Co. v. James, 162 U.S. 650 (1896)
Western Union Telegraph Company v. James
Argued and submitted April 2, 1896
Decided May 4, 1896
162 U.S. 650
The statute of the Georgia of October 22, 1887, requiring every telegraph company with a line of wires wholly or partly within that state to receive dispatches, and, on payment of the usual charges, to transmit and deliver them with due diligence, under a penalty of one hundred dollars, is a valid exercise of the power of the state in relation to messages by telegraph from points outside of and directed to some point within the state.
The case is stated in the opinion.
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