South Covington Ry. Co. v. Kentucky
252 U.S. 399 (1920)

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South Covington Ry. Co. v. Kentucky, 252 U.S. 399 (1920)

South Covington & Cincinnati Street Railway Company v. Kentucky

No. 252

Argued March 18, 19, 1920

Decided April 19, 1920

252 U.S. 399

Syllabus

State law requiring interurban railroad companies to supply separate cars or compartments for white and colored passengers, and punishing failure to do so, is not an unconstitutional burden on interstate commerce as applied to such a railroad, owned by a local corporation and lying wholly within such state while in control of an allied street car company and in practice operated as part of a streetcar system over which the cars are run to and from a city in another state (where such separation of races is illegal) and passengers are

Page 252 U. S. 400

carried through to destination without change for a single fare, those traveling interstate greatly exceeding in number those travel ing wholly within the state making the requirement. P. 403.

181 Ky. 449 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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