West Wisconsin Ry. Co. v. Board of Supervisors
93 U.S. 595 (1876)

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West Wisconsin Ry. Co. v. Board of Supervisors, 93 U.S. 595 (1876)

West Wisconsin Ry. Co. v. Board of

Supervisors of Trempealeau County

93 U.S. 595


The doctrine announced in Tracker v. Ferguson, 22 Wall. 527, that an act of the legislature of a state exempting property of a railroad company from taxation is not, when a mere gratuity on the part of the state, a contract to continue such exemption, but is always subject to modification and repeal in like manner as other legislation, reaffirmed and applied to this case.

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