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Smyth v. Ames

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

169 U.S. 466, argued 5–7 Apr. 1897, decided 7 Mar. 1898 by vote of 9 to 0; Harlan for the Court. In Smyth v. Ames, the Supreme Court voided a schedule of railroad tariffs enacted by...

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Smyth v. Ames

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

169 U.S. 466, argued 5–7 Apr. 1897, decided 7 Mar. 1898 by vote of 9 to 0; Harlan for the Court. In Smyth v. Ames, the Supreme Court voided a schedule of railroad tariffs enacted by...

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Smyth v. Ames

in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Courts and Procedure. 253 words.

169 U.S. 466, argued 5–7 Apr. 1897, decided 7 Mar. 1898 by vote of 9 to 0; Harlan

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Smyth v. Ames

Stephen A. Siegel.

in The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Courts and Procedure. 253 words.

169 U.S. 466, argued 5–7 Apr. 1897, decided 7 Mar. 1898 by vote of 9 to 0; Harlan

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Fair Value Rule

in The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Courts and Procedure. 118 words.

Adopted as a constitutional standard by the Supreme Court in Smyth v. Ames (1898), the fair value rule

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Fair Value Rule

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Adopted as a constitutional standard by the Supreme Court in Smyth v. Ames (1898), the fair value rule was an attempt to protect regulated industries against confiscatory rates. Under this...

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Railroads

Lucas A. Powe.

in America's Lone Star Constitution

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 3867 words.

This chapter discusses the legal battles between Texas's railroads and the Texas Railroad Commission. James S. Hogg lobbied for the creation of a railroad commission after becoming governor...

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The Adoption of State Commission Rate Regulation

John L. Neufeld.

in Selling Power

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic History. 10291 words.

Electric utilities (as other municipal utilities) were originally subject to the policies of the city government where they were located because of their need to obtain a franchise to use...

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