Hipolite Egg Company v. United States 220 U.S. 45 (1911)
HIPOLITE EGG COMPANY v. UNITED STATES 220 U.S. 45 (1911)
A unanimous Supreme Court relied on the decision in champion v. ames (1903) to sustain the pure food and drug act's prohibition on the interstate transportation of adulterated food. Justice joseph mckenna's opinion acknowledged few limits on congressional power over interstate commerce, declaring that there was no trade "carried on between the states to which it does not extend," and that it was "subject to no limitations except those found in the Constitution." McKenna did not consider the purpose or intent of the act as the Court had previously done in Champion and would do so again in hoke v. united states (1913) and hammer v. dagenhart (1918).