No. 513.

283 U.S. 776 (1931)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 1, 1931.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Edgar Watkins, with whom Messrs. Thomas E. Knight, Jr., Attorney General of Alabama, Hugh White, President, Alabama Public Service Commission, and Mac Asbill were on the brief, for appellants.

Mr. Daniel W. Knowlton, Chief Counsel, Interstate Commerce Commission, with whom Mr. E.M. Reidy, Assistant Chief Counsel, was on the brief, for the Interstate Commerce Commission, appellee.

Mr. Frank W. Gwathmey, with whom Messrs. W.N. McGehee and W.A. Northcutt were on the brief, for Alabama Carriers, appellees.

Solicitor General Thacher submitted for the United States.

MR. JUSTICE BRANDEIS delivered the opinion of the Court.

This suit was brought under the Act of June 18, 1910, c. 309, 36 Stat. 539, as amended by Urgent Deficiencies Act of October 22, 1913, c. 32, 38 Stat. 208, 219, in the federal court for the northern district of Alabama. That State and its Public Service Commission seek to set aside the order of the Interstate Commerce Commission issued October 3, 1927, and modified...

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