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In the Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railway Co. v Illinois (1886) case, the Supreme Court ruled that:

A

Railroad regulation by ANY government, either state or federal, was unconstitutional.

B

State governments could tax goods coming into a state from another state via railroad.

C

Railroads were so integral to the American economy that the federal government was justified in taking them over and running them, rather than having them privately owned and run.

D

While railroads inside a state were subject to regulation by that state, once a railroad crossed the border of another state, that regulation was no longer in effect.

E

Once given a contract by a state, railroads were given monopoly powers over that state's transportation business.

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