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Citation:83 U.S. (16 Wall.) 36 (1873)
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Louisiana enacted a statute in 1869 that made it illegal to slaughter animals in New Orleans except that the ‘Crescent City Stock Landing and Slaughter-House Company’ may establish themselves at any point or place. Other butchers sued to enjoin the state-created monopoly, but lost in the state courts and appealed to the Supreme Court. The Act provided that butchers could still slaughter, but had to do it at the Slaughter-House Co. and pay it reasonable compensation for such use of the slaughter house.
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