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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Shreveport Rate Case
Citation:234 U.S. 342 (1914)
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The Interstate Commerce Commission established rates for transporting goods by rail from Shreveport, Louisiana, to various stops in Texas. The Commission then ordered several railroads to cease charging rates for transporting goods within Texas that were disproportionately lower than the prevailing rates for the transportation of goods between points in Texas and Shreveport. The ICC concluded that the rates unjustly discriminated in favor of traffic within the state of Texas, and against similar traffic between Louisiana and Texas. Three railroads filed suit to set aside the Commission’s order.
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