In Interstate Commerce Commission v. Railroad Company, 149 U.S. 264, where an appeal was taken directly to this court after July 1, 1891, from an order in a proceeding under that act, we held that it would not lie. Certainly there can be no different result in this case.Summary of this case from Little Rock c. Railroad v. East Tenn. c. Co.
Submitted April 24, 1893. Decided May 1, 1893.
No appeal now lies to this court from decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Mr. George R. Peck, Mr. A.T. Britton and Mr. A.B. Browne for the motion.
Mr. W.A. Day opposing.
THIS was a motion to dismiss for want of jurisdiction.
The motion was also entitled in the following cases: Atlantic Pacific Railroad Company; Burlington Missouri River Railroad Company; California Central Railway Company; California Southern Railroad Company; Chicago, Kansas Nebraska Railway Company; Missouri Pacific Railway Company; St. Louis San Francisco Railway Company; Southern California Railroad Company. Accompanying the motion was the following "Statement:"
"May 22, 1889, complaint was filed before the Interstate Commerce Commission against the appellees by the Board of Trade of San Bernardino, California, alleging said companies' maintenance of freight rates discriminative against San Bernardino, and in violation of the act of February 4, 1887, to regulate commerce ( 24 Stats. 379).
"Upon hearing, order was entered by the Commission on July 19, 1890, requiring the appellees to change and modify such rates. The appellees failed to obey such order, whereupon the Interstate Commerce Commission commenced this proceeding to enforce such obedience in the U.S. Circuit Court for the Southern District of California, on May 1, 1891, pursuant to section 16 of the Interstate Commerce Act (amended act of March 3, 1889, 25 Stats. 859). That court decreed in favor of the appellees on April 25, 1892, on the sole ground that upon the proof presented the alleged unlawful discrimination in rates did not exist, (50 Fed. Rep. p. 295; Trans. p. 202,) and thereupon, on May 14, 1892, (Trans. p. 4163,) the Commission appealed to this court.
"Such decision was rendered and this appeal was taken after the creation of the Circuit Courts of Appeals. The question is whether such direct appeal lies to this court."