Sixth Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission: December 1, 1892 (Classic Reprint) by Unknown AuthorSixth Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission: December 1, 1892 (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author

Sixth Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission: December 1, 1892 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Sixth Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission: December 1, 1892

The specific instances in which the statute has received judicial con struction, and the limitations upon its scope and meaning which the courts have imposed, will be alluded to at greater length in another part of this report. It seems proper, however, to observe in this con nection that the effect of these decisions in weakening the law and pre ventin g its enforcement has been greatly exaggerated. The impression has been created in many directions that judicial construction has in validated the essential feature of the statute and condemned the gen eral principle which lies at its foundation. That impression can not be too speedily corrected, for nothing has been decided which permits such an inference. On the contrary, neither the power of the national legis lature to regulate the transportation of interstate commerce nor the general policy of the existing law has been questioned by any tribunal. The authority of Congress to supervise the business and prevent the exactions of common carriers has been repeatedly upheld by necessary implication and by direct adjudication It is only in respect of meth ods devised and appliances provided for carrying its main purpose into effect that the statute has been weakened or impaired by the judgment of the courts. The measures specially designed to secure obedience to its criminal provisions have been declared inadequate in some important respects, but the primary principle of reasonable charges and equality of treatment, and the right of the sovereign power to compel compli ance with that principle have never been assailed.

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Title:Sixth Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission: December 1, 1892 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 inPublished:October 9, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1333083157

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