The attack upon alleged discrimination against industrial development of the South, Southwest, and West by the maintenance of higher freight-rates on shipments from those sections to the greater markets of the North and East has followed two plans: (1) complaint to the Interstate Commerce Commission to remedy the discrimination by the exercise of its power over the rates themselves; (2) anti-trust action against the agencies through which the rates are initiated. The second plan of attack is illustrated by prosecutions brought by the Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division against forty-seven western railroads for illegal conspiracy to set unfair freight-rates, and by an original action, brought by the State of Georgia in the Supreme Court of the United States under the Clayton Act, to enjoin such illegal conspiracy through the use of sixty railroad rate bureaus.
John F. Buchman, III,
INTERSTATE COMMERCE-FREIGHT-RATE DISCRIMINATION-ACTION BY THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION AND THE SUPREME COURT,
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