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Geer v. Connecticut
United States Supreme Court
161 U.S. 519 (1896)
The State of Connecticut (plaintiff) had a game law that prohibited the transportation of game birds outside of the state. Edward Geer (defendant) was prosecuted for violating the game law. Geer was ultimately convicted and fined, which the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors affirmed. Geer appealed, challenging the game law as a violation of the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
Dissent (Field, J.)
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