Baltimore & Ohio R. Co. v. United States
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304 U.S. 58 (1938)
U.S. Supreme Court
Baltimore & Ohio R. Co. v. United States, 304 U.S. 58 (1938)
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. v. United States
Argued March 30, 1938
Decided April 25, 1938
304 U.S. 58
In a suit to set aside orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission affecting rates on coke, held:
1. Unnecessary to pass upon the validity of an order cancelling certain schedules and fixing future maximum rates, which order had later been supplemented by another of the orders attacked. P. 304 U. S. 59.
2. A construction of an order, adopted by the Commission, and rendering it valid, is to be accepted rather than another construction which extends it beyond the Commission's jurisdiction. P. 304 U. S. 60.
3. Objections to an order that it is not supported by substantial evidence, disregards ordinary standards for determining reasonableness of rates, is not supported by necessary findings, and represents a mere attempt to equalize geographical and transportation disadvantages, fortune, and opportunities, are answered in this case by findings of the court below, adequately supported. P. 304 U. S. 60.
Appeal from a decree dismissing a bill to set aside orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
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