Chalker v. Birmingham & Northwestern Ry. Co.
249 U.S. 522 (1919)

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Chalker v. Birmingham & Northwestern Ry. Co., 249 U.S. 522 (1919)

Chalker v. Birmingham & Northwestern Railway Company

No. 283

Argued March 25, 26, 1919

Decided April 21, 1919

249 U.S. 522

Syllabus

A state law making the amount of annual tax for the privilege of doing railroad construction work depend on whether the person taxed has his chief office in the state, viz., $25.00 if he has and $100.00 if

Page 249 U. S. 523

he has not -- discriminates against citizens of other states in violation of Art. IV, § 2, of the Constitution. P. 249 U. S. 526.

And a citizen of another state who would be liable for the larger tax, if valid, may question it validity without first tendering the lower tax. P. 249 U. S. 528.

138 Tenn. 145 reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 249 U. S. 525

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