Constitutional Law - Twenty-First Amendment - Federal District Court Exempts Interstate Rail Carrier from State Open Saloon Prohibition - National Railroad Passenger Corp. v. Harris - 354 F. Supp. 887 (W.D. Okla., 1972)
Loomis, Michael E.
FIRST PARAGRAPH(S)|AMTRAK is the National Railroad Passenger Corporation created by Act of Congress under the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970. As part of its statutory purpose to provide modern, efficient, intercity rail passenger service (as a necessary part of a balanced transportation system), AMTRAK serves liquor to its passengers. During a trip through Oklahoma on July 18, 1972, state officials boarded AMTRAK's Texas Chief, confiscated its records and liquor and arrested the lounge car attendant. Sale of liquor by the drink is expressly prohibited by the Constitution of Oklahoma and a state criminal statute...
6 Creighton L. Rev. 249 (1972-1973)
Creighton University School of Law