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RAILROAD COMMISSION OF WISCONSIN V. MAXCY, 281 U. S. 82 (1930)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Railroad Commission of Wisconsin v. Maxcy, 281 U.S. 82 (1930)

Railroad Commission of Wisconsin v. Maxcy

No. 301

Argued March 6, 1930

Decided March 12, 1930

281 U.S. 82

APPEAL FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN

Syllabus

A decree of the district court of three judges enjoining a state commission from enforcing an order fixing the rates of a public utility, upon the ground that the commission's valuation of the company's property was not supported by the evidence, without other statements of facts or reasons, is set aside, and the cause remanded with directions to state findings of fact and conclusions of law and enter a decree thereon, the restraining order to be continued pending further action by the court below.

PER CURIAM.

This is an appeal from the decree of the district court, composed of three judges as required by the statute, enjoining the appellants from enforcing an order of the Railroad Commission of Wisconsin fixing rates to be charged by the receiver of the Washburn Water Works Company for supplying water. The district court gave no opinion and, aside from the general recital in the decree that the court had considered the evidence submitted by the parties and that it appeared therefrom that the chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

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valuation fixed by the Railroad Commission of the property of the company for ratemaking purposes was not supported, the record contains no finding whatever by the district court.

This Court has repeatedly adverted to the importance in a suit of this character of a statement by the district court of the grounds of its decision. Virginian Railway Co. v. United States, 272 U. S. 658, 272 U. S. 674-675; Lawrence et al. v. St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co., 274 U. S. 588, 274 U. S. 596; Cleveland, etc., Ry. Co. v. United States, 275 U. S. 404, 275 U. S. 414; Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. v. United States, 279 U. S. 781, 279 U. S. 787.

In Lawrence et al. v. St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co., supra, the court said:

"The importance of an opinion to litigants and to this Court in cases of this character was pointed out in Virginian Ry. Co. v. United States, 272 U. S. 658, 272 U. S. 675. The importance is even greater where the decree enjoins the enforcement of a state law or the action of state officials thereunder. For then, the respect due to the state demands that the need for nullifying the action of its legislature or of its executive officials be persuasively shown."

In the present instance, this Court should have the aid of appropriate findings by the district court of the facts which underlie its conclusions.

The decree is set aside, and the cause is remanded to the district court, specially constituted as provided by the statute, to state its findings of fact and conclusions of law and enter a decree thereon, the restraining order entered in this suit to be continued pending further action by the district court.

Decree set aside.





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