United States v. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co.
249 U.S. 451 (1919)

Annotate this Case
  • Syllabus  | 
  • Case

U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co., 249 U.S. 451 (1919)

United States v. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company

No. 201

Argued March 11, 12, 1919

Decided April 14, 1919

249 U.S. 451


The Act of March 4, 1913, c. 143, 37 Stat. 791, 797, authorizing the Postmaster General to add, not exceeding 5 percent per annum, to the compensation of railroads, under certain pending contracts for transportation of mail, left the increases, within that limit, to his discretion; the plain import of the words used must control. P. 249 U. S. 454.

52 Ct.Clms. 338 reversed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 249 U. S. 452

Disclaimer: Official Supreme Court case law is only found in the print version of the United States Reports. Justia case law is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or information linked to from this site. Please check official sources.