Huron Portland Cement Co. v. City of Detroit
Significance, Hand-fired Boilers And Coal Smoke, Regulating Interstate Commerce, "at War With The Federal License"
Huron Portland Cement Co.
City of Detroit
That the city of Detroit had no right to enforce a local anti-pollution ordinance against ships owned by the Huron Portland Cement Company, given that those ships had been "inspected, approved and licensed" by the Federal Government for interstate commerce; moreover, even if Detroit's law was not in conflict with federal law, enforcement of the statute was an unreasonable restraint of interstate commerce.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
John F. Hathaway
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Alfred E. Lindbloom
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., Tom C. Clark, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart (writing for the Court), Earl Warren, Charles Evans Whittaker
William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter
Date of Decision
25 April 1960
That the Detroit anti-smoke ordinance was constitutional, even when applied to ships licensed by the federal government, and that the criminal provisions of the Detroit law did not impose "an undue burden" on interstate commerce.
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