Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company v. Minnesota

PETITIONER: Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company
RESPONDENT: Minnesota
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: 762
DECIDED BY: Fuller Court (1890)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Jan 13, 1890
DECIDED: Mar 24, 1890

Facts of the case

A Minnesota law made its railroad commission the final judge of the reasonableness of railroad rates. The railroad maintained that "it is always a judicial question as to whether a statute is repugnant to provisions of the constitution."

Question

Does the Minnesota law violate the due process clause of the 14th Amendment?