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Hoge v. Richmond & Danville Railroad Company, 93 U.S. 1 (1876)

Hoge v. Richmond & Danville Railroad Company

93 U.S. 1


The Court will not, in preference to cases pending between private parties, set down for argument a case in which the execution of the revenue laws of a state has been enjoined unless it sufficiently appears that the operations of the government of the state will be embarrassed by delay.

The Richmond and Danville Railroad Company, a stockholder in the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railroad Company, obtained a decree in the circuit enjoining the taxing officers of South Carolina from levying and collecting, and the last-named company from paying, any state, county, or municipal taxes upon its property within that state upon the ground that by its charter it was exempt from such taxation. This appeal was taken from that decree.

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