ICC v. Oregon Pacific Indus., Inc.
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420 U.S. 184 (1975)
U.S. Supreme Court
ICC v. Oregon Pacific Indus., Inc., 420 U.S. 184 (1975)
ICC v. Oregon Pacific Industries, Inc.
Argued November 20, 1974
Decided February 19, 1975
420 U.S. 184
Service Order No. 1134, promulgated by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) without notice or hearing pursuant to its emergency powers under § 1(15) of the Interstate Commerce Act, which limited the holding time of lumber cars at reconsignment points to five working days and subjected the shipper holding the car at such points for more than that period to the sum of the rates from origin, to hold point, to destination, held within the ICC's power under § 1(15) to avoid undue detention of freight cars used as places of storage during an emergency freight car shortage that the ICC, exercising its expertise, found to exist. Pp. 420 U. S. 187-191.
365 F.Supp. 609, reversed.
DOUGLAS, J., wrote the opinion for a unanimous Court. POWELL, J., filed a concurring opinion, post, p. 420 U. S. 191.