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Baldwin v. G.A.F. Seelig, Inc

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Bloomberg Law

Citation. 294 U.S. 511.

Brief Fact Summary. The state of New York passed a statute regulating the price of Vermont Milk. 

Synopsis of Rule of Law. States must not violate the dormant commerce clause through the use of its police power.

Facts. Certain milk distributors sell its product at different prices to different buyers. The State of New York passed the Milk Control Act. This law states that milk can not be sold to a New York farmer at a higher price than is sold to Vermont farmers. This law is constitutionally challenged.

Issue.  Whether a statute that violates the Dormant Commerce Clause may be upheld under an Economic Welfare exception.

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