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Bowman v. Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company 125 U.S. 465 (1888)

BOWMAN v. CHICAGO & NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY 125 U.S. 465 (1888)

The Supreme Court, by a vote of 6–3, held that a state statute prohibiting common carriers from importing intoxicating liquors into the state, except under conditions laid down by the state, violated the commerce clause, because interstate transportation required a single regulatory system; the absence of congressional action made no difference.

Leonard W. Levy
(1986)

(see also: State Regulation of Commerce.)

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