No. 163.

347 U.S. 359 (1954)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 5, 1954.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas B. Gay argued the cause for appellant. With him on the brief were J. H. Mooers, W. H. Waldrop, Jr. and H. Merrill Pasco.

Frederick T. Gray, Assistant Attorney General of Virginia, argued the cause for appellee. With him on the brief was J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., Attorney General.

Opinion of the Court by MR. JUSTICE JACKSON, announced by MR. JUSTICE REED.

This appeal from the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia presents another variation in the seemingly endless problems raised by efforts of the several states to tax commerce as it moves among them.

In the 1920's the railroads of the country took over the express business theretofore separately handled. Their instrumentality was this appellant, a Delaware corporation, chartered for...

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