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Constitutional Law Keyed to Choper
Philadelphia v. New Jersey
Citation:437 U.S. 617, 98 S.Ct. 2531, 57 L.Ed.2d 475 (1978).
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In 1974, New Jersey passed a law that prohibited other states from shipping their waste across its borders and depositing the waste in New Jersey landfills. New Jersey stated that the purpose for the regulation was to preserve its environment, as well as not overburden its landfills and thus increase the costs of waste disposal for New Jersey residents. The Plaintiffs brought suit on the grounds that the New Jersey law was an unconstitutional restriction on interstate commerce.
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