The Slaughterhouse Cases - POLI 450 Constitutional Law I...

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POLI 450 – Constitutional Law IThe Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)BackgroundLouisiana legislature passed a law which created a monopoly for astate corporation-Justification provided that local butchers were dumpingwaste into the Mississippi River and polluting the waters-Corporation had exclusive rights to operate slaughterhousesfor 25 years-Butchers requires to pay fee to state corporation in order touse facilitiesA private butchers association sues the state corporation-Claimed that eh state law violated the Privileges andImmunities Clause of the 14thAmendmentLegal QuestionMay a state monopolize an industry and require business to pay foruse of facilities?-Answer: YesVote: 5-4Opinion by Justice MillerDissent by Justice Field (Bradley)13th, 14th, and 15thAmendmentsAppellants argue that these amendments extend the entire Bill ofRights to the states-Designed to provide equality for all individualsCourt response13thAmendment only designed to eliminate slavery and state lawdoes not impose slavery15thAmendment only involves voting rightsQuestion therefore, is whether this law violates the 14thAmendmentApplications of the 14thAmendmentSection I-“No state shall make or enforce law abridging theprivileges or immunities of citizens in the United States”

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Term
Fall
Professor
Reid
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Law, 14th Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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