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United States v. Dewitt
United States Supreme Court
76 U.S. (9 Wall.) 41 (1869)
A federal law prohibited the sale of illuminating oils derived from petroleum and flammable at temperatures under 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Dewitt (defendant) was charged with the misdemeanor offense of selling petroleum-based oil in Detroit, Michigan.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Chase, C.J.)
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