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Hicklin v. Orbeck
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In 1972, to lower unemployment in the state, Alaska passed the “Alaska Hire" Act. The Act required all Alaskan oil and gas leases, easements or right-of-way permits for oil and gas pipelines, and unitization agreements to include a provision that qualified Alaska residents be hired over nonresidents. Hicklin (Plaintiff) and others who did not qualify for employment under the Act sued Orbeck (Defendant) challenging the Act on grounds that it violated the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV, § 2.
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