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Stanley v. Public Utilities Comm'n, 295 U.S. 76 (1935)

Stanley v. Public Utilities Commission

No. 551

Argued April 3, 1935

Decided April 15, 1935

295 U.S. 76


In limiting the use of state highways for intrastate transportation for hire, the legislature reasonably may provide that carriers who have furnished adequate, responsible, and continuous service over a given route from a specified date in the past shall be entitled to licenses as a matter of right, but that the licensing of those whose service over the route began later than the date specified shall depend upon the public convenience and necessity. P. 295 U. S. 78.

133 Me. 91, 174 A. 93, affirmed.

Appeal from a judgment overruling exceptions taken in the court below for the review of an order of the Public

Page 295 U. S. 77

Utilities Commission of Maine. The order denied in part the appellant's application for a certificate of Public convenience and necessity authorizing him to operate motor vehicles as a common carrier, on certain designated highways. 295 U.S.

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