Philadelphia v. New Jersey
City of Philadelphia
State of New Jersey
That a New Jersey law prohibiting disposal of liquid or solid waste within its borders, which "originated or was collected outside the state," violated the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Herbert F. Moore
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart (writing for the Court), Byron R. White
Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist
Date of Decision
27 January 1978
The New Jersey legislature discriminated against other states under the Commerce Clause by banning disposal of waste from Philadelphia in the Garden State.
- Cooley v. The Board of Wardens, 53 U.S. 299 (1891).
- Dutchess Sanitation, Inc. v. Town of Plattekill, 433 F.Supp. 580 (1977).
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