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OREGON R. & NAV. CO. V. CAMPBELL, 230 U. S. 525 (1913)

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Oregon R. & Nav. Co. v. Campbell, 230 U.S. 525 (1913)

Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company v. Campbell

No. 159

Argued April 8, 9, 1912

Decided June 16, 1913

230 U.S. 525


A state railroad commission has no power to fix interstate rates, and as, in this case, the state court has not construed an order of the state commission as relating to or affecting interstate rates, this Court does not so construe it.

Whether an order of the state commission governs particular shipment depends upon whether the traffic is interstate or intrastate, which must be determined by the facts in each case. The question cannot be determined in advance by general decree.

Minnesota Rate Cases, ante, p. 230 U. S. 352, followed to effect that an order of a state railroad commission relating wholly to rates on intrastate shipments is not an unconstitutional interference with interstate commerce.

177 F. 318 affirmed.

The facts, which involve the validity and constitutionality of an order made by the Railroad Commission of Oregon on April 22, 1908, prescribing maximum freight rates on railroads, are stated in the opinion.

Page 230 U. S. 534

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