Houston, East & West Texas Railway Co. v. United States

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Houston, East & West Texas Railway Co. v. United States
Court U.S. Supreme Court
Citation 234 U.S. 342 (1914)
Date decided June 18, 1914

Facts

The Interstate Commerce Commission found that train rates were not proportional within Texas, and changed them.

Issues

Where the extent of Congress’s Interstate Commerce authority ends.

Rule

It is necessary to control their operation having a close and substantial relation to interstate traffic that the control is essential or appropriate to the security of that traffic, to the efficiency of the interstate service, and to the maintenance of conditions under which interstate commerce may be conducted upon fair terms and without molestation or hindrance.

Comments

Also referred to as the Shreveport Rate Case.

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