Plumley v. Massachusetts

PETITIONER: Plumley
RESPONDENT: Massachusetts
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: 406
DECIDED BY: Fuller Court (1894-1895)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Apr 05, 1894
DECIDED: Dec 10, 1894

Facts of the case

Plumley was convicted of violating a 1891 Massachusetts law which banned the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine colored yellow to look like yellow butter produced from pure milk.

Question

Did the act violate the Commerce Clause?