Springfield Gas & Elec. Co. v. Springfield
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257 U.S. 66 (1921)
U.S. Supreme Court
Springfield Gas & Elec. Co. v. Springfield, 257 U.S. 66 (1921)
Springfield Gas & Electric Company v. Springfield
Argued October 19, 1921
Decided November 7, 1921
257 U.S. 66
State legislation permitting a city owning an electric plant to sell electricity to private consumers and fix the rates by ordinance or resolution of the city council while subjecting a competing private corporation to regulation of its rates by a public commission held not to deny the corporation the equal protection of the laws. Illinois Public Utilities Act, June 30, 1913, §§ 33, 34. P. 257 U. S. 69.
292 Ill. 236 affirmed.
The plaintiff in error brought this suit in a circuit court of Illinois to enjoin the City of Springfield from operating its plant for the production and sale of electricity to private consumers without having first filed rates, etc., as required by the Public Utilities Act of the state (Laws 1913, p 459), A decree dismissing the bill was ultimately
affirmed by the state supreme court, whose decision is brought here by the present writ of error.
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