Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Gibbons v. Ogden
New York issued an exclusive steamboat license to Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston, who licensed Plaintiff to operate a ferry service between New York City and Elizabethtown Port, New Jersey. When Defendant began operating a competing ferry service, Plaintiff sued. Defendant argued that because his ferry was licensed under federal law as “vessels in the coasting trade,” he had the right to operate his ferry, as well.
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