No. 507.

273 U.S. 242 (1927)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 21, 1927.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Assistant Attorney General Willebrandt, with whom Solicitor General Mitchell and Messrs. Sewall Key, Attorney in the Department of Justice, A.W. Gregg, and Charles T. Hendler were on the brief, for petitioner.

Mr. Edward J. White, with whom Mr. James F. Green was on the brief, for respondent.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE TAFT delivered the opinion of the Court.

The Missouri Pacific Railroad Company brought this suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, against Hellmich, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue, to recover taxes amounting to $14,792.95, paid by it under protest, for the transmission of telegraph messages from March, 1920, to January, 1923, inclusive. The messages in question...

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