Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohen
United Building and Construction Trades Council of Camden County and Vicinity v. Mayor and Council of the City of Camden
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The city of Camden, New Jersey passed an ordinance requiring that at least 40% of the employees of contractors and subcontractors working on city construction projects be Camden residents. The Construction Trades Council challenged the ordinance as a violation of the Privileges and Immunities Clause. The Supreme Court of New Jersey rejected this attack on the ground that the ordinance discriminated on the basis of municipal and not state residence. The Court declined to apply the Privileges and Immunities Clause to a municipal ordinance that had incidental effects upon out-of-state citizens and New Jersey citizens not residing in the locality.
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