Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co. v. State Highway Comm'n,
294 U.S. 613 (1935)

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Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co. v. State Highway Comm'n, 294 U.S. 613 (1935)

Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co. v. State Highway Commission

No. 412

Argued February 7, 1935

Reargued March 13, 1935

Decided April 1, 1935

294 U.S. 613


1. A statute of Kansas (Laws 1929, c. 225, § 16) which, as construed by the state supreme court, authorized the state highway commission to order a pipeline company, at its own expense, to relocate and make certain other changes in its pipe and telephone lines, then located on a private right of way, to conform to plans adopted for new highways to cross the right of way, deprives the company of its property without due process of law in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. P. 294 U. S. 618.

2. Railroad grade crossing cases and New Orleans Gas Light Co. v. Drainage Commission, 197 U. S. 453, distinguished. Pp. 294 U. S. 621-622.

139 Kan. 185, 849; 29 P.2d 1104; 33 P.2d 151, reversed.

Appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court of Kansas granting a peremptory writ of mandamus to enforce an order of the State Highway Commission.

Page 294 U. S. 614

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