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Constitutional Law Keyed to Farber
Kassel v. Consolidated Freightways Corp.
Citation:450 U.S. 662 (1981)
Consolidated Freightways Corporation of Delaware, one of the largest common carriers in the country, carries commodities through Iowa on Interstate 50, the principal east-west route linking New York, Chicago, and west coast. Consolidated would like to use 65-foot doubles truck on many of its trips through Iowa but the state prohibits the use of 65-foot doubles within its borders. Under an Iowa statute, most truck combinations were restricted to 55 feet in length. Still, Iowa’s statute permitted cities abutting the state line by local ordinance to adopt the length limitations of the adjoining state. Consolidated challenged the statute as an unconstitutional burden on interstate commerce. Iowa defended the law as a reasonable safety measure.
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