Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Alfred J. Schweppe, with whom Messrs. Maurice P. McMicken and Otto B. Rupp were on the brief, for petitioner.
Mr. Edward S. Franklin, Assistant Attorney General of the State of Washington, with whom Messrs. Smith Troy, Attorney General, and T.H. Little, Assistant Attorney General, were on the brief, for respondent.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.
In this case the Washington Supreme Court held that the State could not, consistently with the Federal Constitution, make an award under its state compensation law to the widow of a workman drowned in a navigable river. The circumstances which caused the court to reach this conclusion were these:
The petitioner's husband, a structural steelworker, was drowned in...
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