No. 28.

222 U.S. 20 (1911)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided October 30, 1911.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Alfred P. Thom, for plaintiff in error, submitted on the record.

Mr. Assistant Attorney General Fowler, with whom Mr. Henry E. Colton, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, was on the brief, for the United States.

MR. JUSTICE VAN DEVANTER delivered the opinion of the court.

This was a civil action to recover penalties for the violation in specified instances of the Safety Appliance Acts of Congress. 27 Stat. 531, c. 196; 32 Stat. 943, c. 976. The Government prevailed in the District Court and the defendant sued out this direct writ of error.

Briefly stated, the case is this: The defendant, while operating a railroad which was...

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