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BOARD OF PUB. UTIL. COMM'RS V. MANILA ELEC. R. CO., 249 U. S. 262 (1919)

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Board of Pub. Util. Comm'rs v. Manila Elec. R. Co., 249 U.S. 262 (1919)

Board of Public Utility Commissioners v.

Manila Electric Railroad & Light Company

No. 230

Argued March 14, 1919

Decided Mach 24, 1919

249 U.S. 262


A judgment of the Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands which denied the right of the Board of Public Utility Commissioners to require a Manila street car company to give free transportation to detectives wearing their badges concealed, and was based wholly upon a construction of the company's franchise ordinance, held not subject to review under Jud.Code § 248, before the amendment of September 6, 1916, (1) as clearly not involving the Constitution or any statute, treaty, title or privilege of the United States, and (2) because the value in controversy was not shown to exceed $25,000.

Writ of error and appeal to review 30 Phil.Rep. 387 dismissed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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