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Cincinnati Street Ry. Co. v. Snell, 193 U.S. 30 (1904)

Cincinnati Street Railway Company v. Snell

No. 124

Argued January 14, 1904

Decided February 23, 1904

193 U.S. 30


The Fourteenth Amendment safeguards fundamental rights, and not the mere form which a state may see proper to designate for their enforcement and protection, and where such rights are equally protected and preserved, they cannot be said to be denied because of the forum in which the state deems it best to provide for a trial.

The mere direction of a state law that the venue of a cause under given circumstances shall be transferred does not violate the equal protection of the laws where the laws are equally administered in both forums.

Section 5030, Revised Statutes of Ohio, providing for a change of venue under certain conditions, where a corporation having more than fifty stockholders is a party, is not repugnant to the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.

Page 193 U. S. 32

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