419 U.S. 102 (1974)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided December 16, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Solicitor General Bork argued the cause for the United States et al. With him on the briefs were Assistant Attorney General Hills, Keith A. Jones, and Jerome E. Sharfman. Lloyd N. Cutler argued the cause for the United States Railway Assn. With him on the briefs were William R. Perlik, William T. Lake, and Jordan Jay Hillman. Charles A. Horsky argued the cause for Blanchette et al., Trustees of the property of Penn Central Transportation Co. With him on the briefs were Brice M. Clagett and Paul R. Duke. Louis A. Craco argued the cause for Connecticut General Insurance Corp. et al. With him on the briefs were Frederic L. Ballard, Walter H. Brown, Jr., and Thomas L. Bryan. David Berger argued the cause and filed briefs for Penn Central Co. Joseph Auerbach argued the cause for Smith, Trustee of the property of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co. With him on the briefs were James Wm. Moore, Morris Raker, and Charles W. Morse, Jr. Brockman Adams argued the cause and filed a brief for certain United States Representatives as amici curiae urging reversal.

MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.

These direct appeals and the cross-appeal are from a judgment of a three-judge District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that declared the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 (Rail Act), 87 Stat. 985, 45 U. S. C. § 701 et seq. (1970 ed., Supp. III), unconstitutional in part and enjoined its enforcement.1 383 F.Supp. 510...


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