Constitutional Law Keyed to Stone
Exxon Corp. v. Governor of Maryland
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The state of Maryland enacted a statute prohibiting producers or refiners of petroleum products from operating any retail service stations within the state. The statute was designed for the apparent purpose of correcting irregularities in the distribution and pricing of gasoline. Some refiners, in a challenge to the constitutionality of the statute, introduced evidence to show that their ownership of retail service stations brings significant benefits to the consuming public and that the statute would weaken independent refiners.
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