Minneapolis, S.P. & S.S.M. Ry. Co. v. Washburn Lignite Coal Co.
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254 U.S. 370 (1920)
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U.S. Supreme Court
Minneapolis, S.P. & S.S.M. Ry. Co. v. Washburn Lignite Coal Co., 254 U.S. 370 (1920)
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway Company
v. Washburn Lignite Coal Company
Argued January 2, 1920
Decided December 20, 1920
254 U.S. 370
A judgment of a state court cannot be reviewed here by writ of error upon the claim that it gives effect to a local rate statute in violation of a carrier's rights under the Fourteenth Amendment when it is apparent, from the state court's opinion, that it did not uphold and
enforce the statutory rate a such, but rested it decision on other independent grounds, substantial in character, broad enough to sustain the judgment and not involving any federal question of a kind for which review may be had by writ of error under Jud.Code, 237, as amended by the Act of September 6, 1916. P. 254 U. S. 373.
Writ of error to review 40 N.D. 69 dismissed.
The case is stated in the opinion.