U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


Cert. Denied


Questions Presented

1. Whether Section 207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act violates due process and the separation of powers by permitting Amtrak, a for-profit government corporation, to exercise regulatory authority over the very industry in which it participates.

2. Whether Section 207’s grant of rulemaking power to Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration can be sustained by severing the statute’s arbitration provision.

Case Updates

Cert. petition denied

June 03, 2019

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to grant review and hold that Congress violated due process and the separation of powers by granting Amtrak regulatory authority over its competitors

February 27, 2019

Click here to view the Chamber’s amicus brief.

C. Frederick Beckner III of Sidley Austin LLP served as coc-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

Case Documents