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A Postscript For Charles Black: The Supreme Court And Race In The Progressive Era, Benno C. Schmidt Jr. Jan 1986

A Postscript For Charles Black: The Supreme Court And Race In The Progressive Era, Benno C. Schmidt Jr.

Faculty Scholarship Series

Charles Black's work in constitutional law is,1 like the "slow politics of
the text"2 of the great Document itself, a statement of fundamental truths
about our condition and aspirations that often takes a while to set in. As
Harry Wellington has noted, few people had the sense to see The People
and the Court3 when published in 1960 for what it should with deliberate
speed have become: the dominant influence on my generation of constitu?
tional lawyers' efforts to see the problem of judicial review beyond the
shadows of the New Deal and the debacle of FDR ...


The Judicial Interpretation Of Public Utility Franchises, Richard J. Smith Jan 1930

The Judicial Interpretation Of Public Utility Franchises, Richard J. Smith

Faculty Scholarship Series

The United States Supreme Court has recently added one more
decision to the long list of cases on the contractual aspects of
public utility franchises. The specific question before the court
was the review of a permanent injunction granted by a federal
district court of three judges to restrain the railroad commission
of California from enforcing against the Los Angeles Railway
Corporation the provisions for rates of fare embodied in a series
of franchises under which the company operated. The franchises
had been granted successively from 1886 to 1928 and had provided
generally that the rate of fare should not ...