Bi-Metallic Investment Company v. State Board of Equalization

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Bi-Metallic Investment Company v. State Board of Equalization
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Bi-Metallic Investment Co. v. State Board of Equalization, 239 U.S. 441 (1915), was a United States Supreme Court case which held that due process protections only attach to administrative activities in which a small number of people are concerned, who are exceptionally affected by the act, in each case upon individual grounds. By contrast, rule-making or quasi-legislative activities that affect a large number of people without regard to the facts of individual cases do not implicate due process protections. It is an important case in American administrative law.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

239 U.S. 441

Bi-Metallic Investment Company  v.  State Board of Equalization

 Argued: December 7 and 8, 1915. --- Decided: December 20, 1915

Mr. Horace Phelps for plaintiff in error.

[Argument of Counsel from page 442 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Fred Farrar, Attorney General of Colorado, and Messrs. Norton Montgomery, James A. Marsh, and George Q. Richmond for defendants in error.

Mr. Justice Holmes 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).