Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Assistant Attorney General Littell, with whom Solicitor General Fahy and Messrs. Vernon L. Wilkinson and Roger P. Marquis were on the brief, for the United States.
Mr. Laurence J. Kennedy argued the cause, and Mr. Francis Carr was on the brief, for respondents.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court.
This case presents important questions respecting standards for valuing property taken for public use. For this reason, and because of an apparent conflict with one of our decisions, we granted certiorari.
The United States condemned a strip across the respondents' lands for tracks of the Central Pacific Railroad, relocation of which was necessary on account of the prospective flooding of the old right...
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