Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Toomer v. Witsell
South Carolina enacted a statute that imposed a license fee for out of state commercial shrimp boats that was 100 times greater than resident shrimp boats. The Plaintiffs sued saying it was a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Privileges and Immunities Clause. The Plaintiffs contended that the purpose of the statute was not to conserve shrimp, but to exclude out of state shrimp boats creating a monopoly for South Carolina fishermen.
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