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Western Paper Makers' Chem. Co. v. United States, 271 U.S. 268 (1926)

Western Paper Makers' Chemical Company v. United States

No. 312

Argued May 4, 5, 1926

Decided May 24, 1926

271 U.S. 268


1. The determination by the Interstate Commerce Commission of the question whether a rate is reasonable or discriminatory is conclusive if supported by substantial evidence, in the absence of any irregularity in the proceeding or error in applying the rules of law. P. 271 U. S. 271.

2. The Commission is not hampered by mechanical rules governing the weight or effect of evidence. The mere admission of matter which, under the rules of evidence applicable to judicial proceeding, would be incompetent does not invalidate its order. P. 271 U. S. 271.

3. The Commission has power to require the abandonment of through routes which, under a revision of through rates on a commodity, would violate the long and-short-haul clause of § 4 of the Interstate Commerce Act. P. 271 U. S. 272.

7 F.2d 164 affirmed.

Page 271 U. S. 269

Appeal from a decree of the district court dismissing the bill in a suit to enjoin or modify orders of the Interstate Commerce Commission establishing through rates on rosin. See 7 F.2d 164.

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