In response to the need created by a highly dangerous era of railroad employment, and subsequent to the passage of similar legislation in Europe, there was enacted in 1906 a Federal Employers' Liability Act. The attempted coverage of the first FELA was too broad to withstand the constitutional scrutiny of a five-to-four Supreme Court, and it consequently remained for the Congress of 1908 to enact valid legislation for the protection of the railroad employee. Whether or not: the FELA is the most efficacious solution to the problem of the injured railroad employee continues to be warmly debated, but for the present the act provides one of the most heavily litigated of all federally created rights capable of enforcement in state as well as federal courts. It is with the venue features of the act that this comment is concerned.
S. I. Shuman S.Ed.,
VENUE-THE NEED FOR A CHANGE IN THE VENUE PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT,
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