Chemical Waste Management, Inc. v. Hunt

PETITIONER: Chemical Waste Management, Inc.
RESPONDENT: Hunt, Governor Of Alabama, et al.
LOCATION: Burning Cross at residence

DOCKET NO.: 91-471
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1991-1993)
LOWER COURT: Supreme Court of Alabama

CITATION: 504 US 334 (1992)
ARGUED: Apr 21, 1992
DECIDED: Jun 01, 1992

ADVOCATES:
Andrew J. Pincus - on behalf of the Petitioner
Bert S. Nettles - on behalf of the Respondents
Edwin S. Kneedler - as amicus curiae, supporting Petitioner

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - April 21, 1992 in Chemical Waste Management, Inc. v. Hunt

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 01, 1992 in Chemical Waste Management, Inc. v. Hunt

William H. Rehnquist:

The opinion of the Court in No. 91-471, Chemical Waste Management versus Hunt will be announced by Justice White.

Byron R. White:

For reasons very similar to those given by Justice Stevens in the Michigan trash case that was just announced, we hold that the Alabama statute at issue in this case which deals with hazardous waste is also an unconstitutional discrimination against interstate commerce.

Hence, we reverse the judgment of the Alabama Supreme Court and remand the case for further proceedings.

The Chief Justice has filed a dissenting opinion.