Dean Milk Company v. City of Madison 340 U.S. 349 (1951)

Author:David Gordon
Pages:750
 
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A Madison, Wisconsin, city ordinance that prohibited the sale of milk pasteurized at a plant more than five miles outside city limits provided the basis for clarification of the limits on STATE REGULATION OF COMMERCE. A 6?3Supreme Court invalidated the law as an "undue burden on INTERSTATE COMMERCE " because it effectively barred the sale of milk from firms in neighboring Illinois. Justice TOM C. CLARK also found a discrimination against outside producers which could not be sustained as an exercise of the state's POLICE POWER when "reasonable nondiscriminatory alternatives" were available, as here.

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