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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
City of Philadelphia v. New Jersey
Citation:437 U.S. 617 (1978)
A New Jersey law prohibits the importation of most solid or liquid waste which originated or was collected outside the territorial limits of the State. As authorized by the state statute, the Commission promulgated regulations permitting four categories of waste to enter the State. Apart from these narrow exceptions, New Jersey closed its borders to all waste from other States. Immediately affected by these developments were the operators of private landfills in New Jersey, and several cities in other States that had agreements with these operators for waste disposal.
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