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ICC V. LOS ANGELES, 280 U. S. 52 (1929)

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ICC v. Los Angeles, 280 U.S. 52 (1929)

Interstate Commerce Commission v. Los Angeles

No. 54

Argued October 28, 29, 1929

Decided November 25, 1929

280 U.S. 52


1. Power to compel interstate railway carriers to abandon their existing passenger stations and terminals in a large city and erect in lieu a new union station at a new site is not conferred upon the Interstate Commerce Commission by paragraphs 18-21 of § 1 of the amended Interstate Commerce Act, giving the Commission authority over abandonments and extensions of lines, or by paragraphs 3 and 4 of § 3, requiring carriers to afford all reasonable, proper, and equal facilities for interchange of traffic and authorizing the Commission in certain circumstances to require that terminal facilities of one carrier may be used by another. Railroad Commission v. Southern Pacific Co., 264 U. S. 331, distinguished. P. 280 U. S. 67.

Page 280 U. S. 53

2. Whether power exists to control the Interstate Commerce Commission by mandamus need not be decided in the absence of a meritorious case. P. 280 U. S. 71.

4 F.2d 228 reversed.

Certiorari, 279 U.S. 830, to review a judgment of the court of appeals of the District of Columbia, which reversed a judgment of the Supreme Court of the District dismissing a petition for a writ of mandamus.

Page 280 U. S. 60

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