Great Northern Ry. Co. v. United States,
277 U.S. 172 (1928)

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Great Northern Ry. Co. v. United States, 277 U.S. 172 (1928)

Great Northern Railway Company v. United States

No. 612

Argued April 27, 1928

Decided May 14, 1928

277 U.S. 172


1. The special remedy given by the Urgent Deficiencies Act of October 22, 1913, for reviewing orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission by suit against the United States applies only to orders dealing with subjects within the scope of the Commission's duty to regulate commerce. P. 277 U. S. 181.

2. This special remedy is inapplicable to a certificate issued by the Commission to the Secretary of the Treasury under § 209, Transportation Act, 1920, stating the Commission's finding of the amount required of the United States to make good to a railroad company its guaranty of operating income during the six months following

Page 277 U. S. 173

the termination of federal control, and stating also the aggregate amount theretofore certified, and thus showing (in this case) an overpayment by the government. P. 277 U. S. 182.

22 F.2d 865 affirmed.

Appeal from a decree of the district court dismissing, for want of jurisdiction, a bill brought by the Railway Company to annul two certificates issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Page 277 U. S. 177

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