DOCKET NO.: 92
DECIDED BY: Vinson Court (1946-1949)
ARGUED: Dec 13, 1948 / Dec 14, 1948
DECIDED: Apr 04, 1949
Facts of the case
The Hood Company, a Massachusetts company, owned three milk-receiving stations in New York. The company distributed milk from these facilities in Boston. When the company sought a license for another receiving station in New York, state officials denied its request on the grounds that expanding Hood’s facilities would reduce the local supply of milk and result in destructive competition. The company appealed the case to the Supreme Court.
Was New York’s denial of the license unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause?