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South Carolina State Highway Department v. Barnwell Brothers, Inc.
Citation:303 U.S. 177 (1938)
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The South Carolina enacted an Act that prohibits use on the state highways of motor trucks and “semi-trailer motor trucks” whose width exceeds 90 inches and whose weight exceeds 20,000 pounds. The trial court held the statute unconstitutional upon its finding that there is a large amount of motor truck traffic passing over the highways of South Carolina and that the statute would unreasonably burden the interstate commerce.
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