United States v. Interstate Commerce Commission (337 U.S. 426)

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United States v. Interstate Commerce Commission (337 U.S. 426) by Hugo Black
United States v. Interstate Commerce Commission, 337 U.S. 426 (1949) is a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States addressing several issues, including the judicial standard of one party's inability to sue itself, the ability of the United States government specifically to sue federally affiliated departments, and the ability of courts to determine legislative intent. While this decision did not have many broad implications, it did offer a more "common-sense" understanding of determining what constitutes a justiciable controversy. — Excerpted from United States v. Interstate Commerce Commission on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Court Documents
Opinion of the Court
Dissenting Opinion

United States Supreme Court

337 U.S. 426


 Argued: March 2, 1949. --- Decided: June 20, 1949

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of columbia.

Messrs. Stanley M. Silverberg and David O. Mathews, Washington, D.C., for appellant.

[Argument of Counsel from page 427 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Daniel W. Knowlton, Washington, D.C., for appellee Interstate Commerce Commission.

Mr. Windsor F. Cousins, Philadelphia, Pa., for appellees railroads, interveners.

Mr. Justice BLACK 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).