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SOUTHERN PACIFIC R. CO. V. FALL, 257 U. S. 460 (1922)

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Southern Pacific R. Co. v. Fall, 257 U.S. 460 (1922)

Southern Pacific Railroad Company v. Fall

No. 60

Submitted October 21, 1921

Decided January 3, 1922

257 U.S. 460


A regulation of tho Secretary of the Interior providing that, in the selection of indemnity lands under railroad land grants, a part only of a minor legal subdivision shall not be assigned as a base unless the rest of it be also assigned in the same selection list held a reasonable administrative measure, and not an arbitrary abridgment or obstruction of the right of selection. P. 257 U. S. 464.

49 App.D.C. 241, 263 F. 637, affirmed.

Appeal from a decree of the court below affirming a decree of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia which dismissed the bill in a suit against the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of the General Land Office for a mandatory injunction.

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