Yazoo & Miss. Valley R. Co. v. Greenwood Grocery Co.
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227 U.S. 1 (1913)
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U.S. Supreme Court
Yazoo & Miss. Valley R. Co. v. Greenwood Grocery Co., 227 U.S. 1 (1913)
Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Company
v. Greenwood Grocery Company
Argued November 14, 1912
Decided January 20, 1913
227 U.S. 1
Since Congress has acted, by passing the Hepburn Act of June 29, 1906, in regard to delivery of cars for interstate shipments, all state legislation on that subject has been superseded. Chicago, R.I. & P. Ry. v. Hardwick Elevator Co., 226 U. S. 426.
A regulation of a state railroad commission that the railroad company must deliver freight to, or place the car in an accessible place for, the consignee of interstate shipments within twenty-four hours after arrival, without allowance for justifiable and unavoidable delay, is an unreasonable interference with and burden on interstate commerce and void under the commerce clause of the federal Constitution, and so held as to a regulation to that effect of the Mississippi Railroad Commission. Houston & Texas Central R. Co. v. Mayes, 201 U. S. 329.
96 Miss. 403 reversed.
The facts, which involve the constitutionality under the commerce clause of the federal Constitution of certain rules of the Mississippi Railroad Commission relating to delivery of cars for interstate shipments, are stated in the opinion.