United States v. New York Central & Hudson River R. Co., 212 U.S. 509 (1909)
U.S. Supreme CourtUnited States v. New York Central & Hudson River R. Co., 212 U.S. 509 (1909)
United States v. New York Central and
Hudson River Railroad Company
Argued December 16, 1908
Decided February 23, 1909
212 U.S. 509
Under the Elkins Law of February 19, 1903, c. 708, 32 Stat. 847, a carrier can be prosecuted for the offense of rebating where it is a party to a joint rate although it has not filed or published the same.
While criminal statute are not to be enlarged by construction, and a crime must be clearly defined in its terms, they are to be reasonably construed with a view to effecting the purpose of their enactment.
The facts are stated in the opinion.