Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohen
Philadelphia v. New Jersey
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A New Jersey law prohibited the importation of most solid or liquid waste which originated or was collected outside the territorial limits of the State. Private landfill operators in New Jersey and several cities in other states that had agreements with these operators brought suit against New Jersey in state court challenging the validity of the statute and regulations issued under it. The New Jersey Supreme Court upheld the legislation. The plaintiffs appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
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