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MACLEOD V. NEW ENGLAND TEL. & TEL. CO., 250 U. S. 195 (1919)

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Macleod v. New England Tel. & Tel. Co., 250 U.S. 195 (1919)

Macleod v. New England Telephone & Telegraph Company

No. 957

Argued May 5, 6, 1919

Decided June 2, 1919

250 U.S. 195

CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS

Syllabus

Decided on the authority of Dakota Central Telephone Co. v. South Dakota, ante, 250 U. S. 163.

232 Mass. 465 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

Page 250 U. S. 198

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

The petitioners, composing the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Massachusetts, filed their bill against the respondent to compel it to enforce certain telephone rates for intrastate business established in conformity to the state law and to forbid the putting into effect of conflicting rates fixed by the Postmaster General in a schedule by him established and the enforcement of which he had ordered.

On the petition and answers, the case was reserved for the consideration of the Supreme Judicial Court, where it was finally decided. The court, in a lucid opinion, speaking through Mr. Chief Justice Rugg, having after full consideration reached the conclusion that the Postmaster General was empowered by the law of the United States to fix the schedule of rates complained of and that the telephone company was authorized by such law to put in effect and enforce such rates even though, in doing so, the rate established by the Public Service Commission of the state was disregarded, held that the suit was virtually one against the United States which the court was without chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

Page 250 U. S. 199

power to entertain, and entered a decree of dismissal for want of jurisdiction. But the form of the decree thus entered affects in no way the control and decisive result, upon every issue in the case, of the ruling this day announced in Dakota Central Telephone Co. v. South Dakota, ante, 250 U. S. 163. It follows, therefore, that, in this case, our decree must be, and is, one of affirmance.

Affirmed.

MR. JUSTICE BRANDEIS dissents.





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