Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohen
Hughes v. Oklahoma
Oklahoma had a statute which provided that “No person may transport or ship minnows for sale outside the state which were seined or procured within the waters of this state”. William Hughes had a Texas license to operate a commercial minnow business near Wichita Falls, Texas. He Bought natural minnows from a minnow dealer licensed to do business in Oklahoma and then shipped the minnows to Texas. He was arrested by a Oklahoma Game Ranger, convicted and fined.
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