County of Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company

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County of Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Syllabus
Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, 118 U.S. 394 (1886), was a United States Supreme Court case dealing with taxation of railroad properties. The case is most notable for the obiter dictum statement that corporations are entitled to protection under the Fourteenth Amendment. — Excerpted from Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Court Documents
Opinion of the Court

United States Supreme Court

118 U.S. 394

COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA  v.  SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY

 Argued: May 10, 1886. ---

[Statement of Case from pages 394-396 intentionally omitted]

D. M. Delmas, A. L. Rhodes, for Santa Clara County. E. C. Marshall, for plaintiffs in error.

Wm. M. Evarts, Geo. F. Edmunds, and S. W. Sanderson, for defendants in error.

After stating the facts in the foregoing language, Mr. Justice HARLAN delivered the opinion of the court.

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