RESPONDENT: City of Madison
DOCKET NO.: 258
DECIDED BY: Vinson Court (1949-1953)
ARGUED: Dec 07, 1950
DECIDED: Jan 15, 1951
Facts of the case
A Madison, Wisconsin ordinance prohibited the sale of milk within city limits unless it came from a local farm or was pasteurized at an approved plant within five miles of the center of Madison. When the Dean Milk Company, located in Illinois, was denied a permit to sell milk, it filed suit against the city.
Did the Madison ordinance unconstitutionally interfere with interstate commerce?