DOCKET NO.: None
DECIDED BY: Taney Court (1836-1837)
ARGUED: Jan 27, 1837 / Jan 28, 1837
DECIDED: Feb 16, 1837
Facts of the case
A state law required all vessels docking in New York City to provide a list of passengers and to post security against the passengers from becoming public charges. Miln, the master of the ship “Emily,” refused to comply with the law. The city sought to collect a penalty for Miln’s failure to file the report.
Does the New York law violate the Commerce Clause which vests all power over interstate and foreign commerce in Congress?