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Southern Pacific Co. v. State of Arizona
Citation:325 U.S. 761 (1945)
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The Arizona Train Limit Law of 1912 makes it unlawful for anyone or corporation to operate within the state a railroad train of more than fourteen passenger or seventy freight cars and authorizes the state to recover a money penalty for each violation of the Act. Congress has declined to pass legislation specifically limiting trains to seventy cars. Appellant contends that the state statute contravenes the commerce clause of the Federal Constitution.
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