Pacific States Telephone & Telegraph Company v. Oregon
Significance, Progressive Politics On Trial, The Political Question Doctrine Since Pacific States, Further Readings
Pacific States Telephone & Telegraph Company
State of Oregon
That the state of Oregon was no longer a republican form of government, since it gave citizens the right to pass laws by initiative and referendum.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
E. S. Pillsbury
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
A. M. Crawford, Jackson H. Ralston
Justices for the Court
William Rufus Day, John Marshall Harlan I, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Charles Evans Hughes, Joseph Rucker Lamar, Horace Harmon Lurton, Joseph McKenna, Willis Van Devanter, Edward Douglass White (writing for the Court)
Date of Decision
2 February 1912
The Court denied it had jurisdiction and dismissed the case.
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