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City of Philadelphia v. New Jersey
Citation:437 U.S. 617 (1978)
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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 challenged the statute on preemption and Dormant Commerce Clause grounds. The state supreme court rejected both claims, finding that the statute advanced vital health and environmental objectives with no economic discrimination against, and with little burden upon, interstate commerce.
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