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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Railway Express Agency v. People of State of New York
Citation:336 U.S. 106 (1949)
The Traffic Regulations of the City of New York prohibited the operation of advertising vehicles – vehicles that essentially served as moving billboards – but permitted the use of business notices upon business delivery vehicles, so long as such vehicles were engaged in the usual business or regular work of the owner and not used merely or mainly for advertising. Appellant owned 1900 trucks in New York City and sold the space on the exterior sides of these trucks for advertising for the most part unconnected with its own business. It was convicted and fined.
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