The Railroads and the Commerce Clause

University of Pennsylvania Press, 1892 - 165 sider

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Side 2 - this power, like all others vested in Congress, is complete in itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent and acknowledges no limitations other than those prescribed in the Constitution. The sovereignty of Congress, though limited to specified objects, is plenary as to those objects, and the power over
Side 53 - The wisdom and discretion of Congress, their identity with the people and the influence which their constituents possess at elections, are, in this, as in many other instances, as that, for example, of declaring war, the sole restraints on which they have relied to secure them from its abuse. They are the restraints
Side 32 - States, or the District of Columbia, or from any place in the United States to an adjacent foreign country, or from any place in the United States through a foreign country to any other place in the United States.
Side 9 - That the provisions of this Act shall not apply to the transportation of passengers or property, wholly within one State, and not shipped to or from a foreign country from or to any State or Territory as aforesaid.
Side 43 - This power, like all others vested in Congress, is complete in itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent and acknowledges no limitations other than are prescribed in the Constitution.
Side 3 - confined to the instrumentalities of commerce known, or in use, when the Constitution was adopted. " They keep pace with the progress of the country and adapt themselves to the new developments of time and circumstances. They extend from the horse and its rider to the stage coach, from the sailing vessel to the steamboat, from the coach and
Side 56 - Commerce with foreign countries and among the States, strictly considered, consists in intercourse and traffic, including in those terms navigation and the transportation and transit of persons and property, as well as the purchase, sale and exchange of commodities. For the regulation of commerce, as thus defined, there can
Side 11 - the States generally ; but not to those which are completely within a particular State, and with which it is not necessary to interfere for the purpose of executing some of the general powers of the government. The completely internal commerce of a State,
Side 4 - steamboat to the railroad, and from the railroad to the telegraph, as these new agencies are successively brought into use to meet the demands of increasing population and wealth. They were intended for the government of the business to which they relate, at all times, and under all circumstances.
Side 46 - It deprives the company of its right to a judicial investigation, by due process of law, under the forms and with the machinery provided by the wisdom of successive ages, for the investigation judicially of the truth of a matter in controversy, and substitutes therefor, as an absolute finality, the action of a railroad commission, which, in

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