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City of Philadelphia v. New Jersey

    Citation. 437 U.S. 617, 98 S. Ct. 2531, 57 L. Ed. 2d 475, 1978 U.S.

    Brief Fact Summary. The Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) held that a Defendant, state of New Jersey (Defendant) statute, which prohibited other states from disposing of solid and liquid waste in New Jersey, violated the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution (Constitution).

    Synopsis of Rule of Law. State laws, which regulate commercial activity, may not favor in-state interests over out-of-state interests.

    Facts. The Defendant state passed a state statute prohibiting the importation of most “solid or liquid waste which originated or was collected outside the territorial limits of the state


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