Ohio Oil Co. v. Indiana - 177 U.S. 212 (1900)
U.S. Supreme Court
Ohio Oil Co. v. Indiana , 177 U.S. 212 (1900)
Ohio Oil Company v. Indiana (No. 2)
Argued December 18-19, 1899
Decided April 9, 1900
177 U.S. 212
ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE STATE OF INDIANA
The judgment below in this case is affirmed for the reasons given in Ohio Oil Co. v. Indiana, ante, page 177 U. S. 190.
This case was argued with No. 84, ante, 177 U. S. 190, and by the same counsel.
MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.
The defendant below was sued for the sum of certain penalties imposed by law for allowing gas to escape into the atmospheric air from an oil and gas well. The statute by which the penalties were imposed is the one we have considered and passed on in an opinion this day delivered in Ohio Oil Co. v. Indiana, No. 84 of this term. The defendant demurred to the complaint, and when the demurrer was overruled, answered. The answer alleged that the statute imposing the penalties was repugnant to the Constitution of the United States on the same grounds which we have today disposed of in the case referred to. From a judgment awarding the penalties,
which was affirmed by the Supreme Court of the State of Indiana, this writ of error is prosecuted. For the reasons given in case No. 84, the judgment is