Railroad Commission of Texas v. Pullman Company

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Railroad Commission of Texas v. Pullman Company by Felix Frankfurter
Railroad Commission v. Pullman Co., 312 U.S. 496 (1941), was a case in which the United States Supreme Court determined that it was appropriate for United States federal courts to abstain from hearing a case in order to allow state courts to decide substantial Constitutional issues that touch upon sensitive areas of state social policy. — Excerpted from Railroad Commission v. Pullman Co. on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Court Documents
Opinion of the Court

United States Supreme Court

312 U.S. 496


 Argued: Feb. 4, 1941. --- Decided: March 3, 1941

Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Texas.

Mr. Cecil A. Morgan, of Fort Worth, Tex., for appellants, Cunningham et al.

Mr. Cecil C. Rotsch, of Fort Worth, Tex., for appellants, Railroad Commission of Texas et al.

Mr. Ireland Graves, of Austin, Tex., for appellees.

Mr. Justice FRANKFURTER delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).