BNSF appealed the Commission`s decision to the Craighead County Circuit Court, reiterated its arguments before the Commission and argued several procedural errors based on the Commission`s findings and injunction. During the review, the Kreisgericht rescinded the Commission`s order and found that ICCTA had preceded the Commission`s authority in all cases, including the security issues raised by BNSF and “the conditions that a railway may impose with respect to the authorized use of such a private border post”.” In addition, the Kreisgericht found that the Commission had committed, for the most part and illegitimately and illegitimately, the issues underlying the dispute between BNSF and the Andersons to other procedural errors and had overstepped the Constitutional and Legal Power of the Commission by preventing the terms of the private border crossing agreement. Id. (quote 49 U.S.C No. 10102 (9) (A)). The Frankfurt court then found that the Bundesbezirksgericht had established that the crossings are the exclusive jurisdiction of STB, because of the definition of “transportation” of ICCTa “the movement of passengers or property. ” [i]n, in this context, the District Court found that crossings affect safety, drainage and maintenance that necessarily affect rail traffic. Id. The Fifth Circle accepted and rejected the argument that “crossings” are not explicitly mentioned in ICCTA`s definition of “Transport,” showing Congress` intention to exclude crosses from the exclusive jurisdiction of the STB. Instead, the broad language and ICCTA definition for “property” transport is contrary. or equipment of any kind related to the movement of passengers or property, or both, on the rail – clearly “the idea that Congress intended to include the objects mentioned in its definition.” Id. (Emphasizes the original).
On appeal, Home of Economy argued that ICCTA only provided the STB with exclusive federal jurisdiction, “in cases that have a significant economic impact on the operation of a railway.” Id. The Supreme Court of North Dakota agreed and stated that “ICCTA does not explicitly anticipate state law with respect to note passages” because “[d] it explicitly anticipates ICCTA`s preventive language “with respect to the regulation of rail traffic,” but does not specifically refer to the traditional police power of states with respect to note crossings. Id. to 846 (cited ICCTA). Although the North Dakota Supreme Court recognized that “some courts have widely interpreted the preventive language of Congress within ICCTA and have come to the conclusion that the language advocates state or local laws,” it interpreted a selection of ICCTA`s legislative power to reflect Congress` intention to economically regulate the intergovernmental railway system while leaving the state police force intact. Home of Economy, 694 N.W.2d to 844.5 The Andersons refused to sign the agreement, and BNSF later announced that the crossroads would be completed. After the Andersons contacted Walnut Ridge city officials about the dispute, the City of Walnut Ridge`s lawyer and the Andersons both asked the Commission to hold a hearing on bnSF`s proposed closure of the intersection. The Commission`s advisor sent letters to the BNSF, in which he argued that an administrative consultation under the Ann Code. No. 23-12-304 (b) before BNSF could close the junction.3 BNSF responded by accusing that the Commission`s power to prevent it from closing a private junction was anticipated by federal law and that BNSF subsequently barricaded the junction.