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Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
Railway Express Agency, Inc. v. New York
Citation:336 U.S. 106 (1949)
The Traffic Law of the City of New York provides that no person shall operate in or upon any street an advertising vehicle; provided that nothing contained shall prevent the putting of business notices upon business delivery vehicles, so long as such vehicles are engaged in the usual business of the owner and not used merely for advertising. Appellant is engaged in a nation-wide express business. It operates about 1,900 trucks in New York City and sells the space on the exterior sides of these trucks for advertising. That advertising is for the most part unconnected with its own business. Appellant was convicted and fined.
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