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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Slaughter-House Cases (Butchers’ Benevolent Association of New Orleans v. Crescent City Livestock Landing and Slaughter-House Company)
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In 1869, Louisiana passed a law giving a monopoly over the New Orleans slaughterhouse business to the Crescent City Livestock Landing and Slaughterhouse Company. The Butchers’ Benevolent Association of New Orleans argued that the law violated the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution because it denied them due process, denied them equal protection and abridged their privileges and immunities.
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