Southern Pacific Co. v. Arizona
The Arizona Train Limit Law, Appeal To The U.s. Supreme Court, The Commerce Clause
Southern Pacific Company
State of Arizona
That the Arizona Supreme Court erred in its ruling that the state's Train Limit Law was constitutional.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Harold N. McLaughlin
Justices for the Court
Felix Frankfurter, Robert H. Jackson, Frank Murphy, Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts, Wiley Blount Rutledge, Harlan Fiske Stone (writing for the Court)
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas
Date of Decision
18 June 1945
In favor of appellant, invalidating the Train Limit Law.
The Court ruled that state regulations which burden interstate commerce are unconstitutional.
- Leisy v. Hardin, 135 U.S. 100 (1890).
- Baldwin v. G. A. F. Seelig, Inc., 294 U.S. 511 (1935).
- South Carolina State Highway Dept. v. Barnwell Brothers, Inc., 303 U.S. 177 (1938).
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