West Wisconsin Ry. Co. v. Board of SupervisorsAnnotate this Case
93 U.S. 595 (1876)
U.S. Supreme Court
West Wisconsin Ry. Co. v. Board of Supervisors, 93 U.S. 595 (1876)
West Wisconsin Ry. Co. v. Board of
Supervisors of Trempealeau County
93 U.S. 595
The doctrine announced in Tracker v. Ferguson, 22 Wall. 527, that an act of the legislature of a state exempting property of a railroad company from taxation is not, when a mere gratuity on the part of the state, a contract to continue such exemption, but is always subject to modification and repeal in like manner as other legislation, reaffirmed and applied to this case.