Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Leland W. Carr and Mr. Roger I. Wykes, with whom Mr. Alex. J. Groesbeck, Attorney General of the State of Michigan, was on the brief, for appellants.
Mr. John E. Tracy, with whom Mr. William D. McHugh was on the briefs, for appellee.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE BRANDEIS delivered the opinion of the court.
The constitution of Michigan (Article XII, § 7) authorizes the legislature to pass laws establishing "reasonable maximum rates of charges for the transportation of passengers and freight." In 1907 it fixed two cents a mile as the maximum intrastate passenger fare on railroads operating in the Lower Peninsula and three cents for those in the Upper. By Act approved May 2, 1911 (Public Laws No. 276), the two...
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