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White v. Massachusetts Council of Construction Employers, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
460 U.S. 204 (1983)


Facts

Mayor White (defendant) issued an executive order requiring that construction projects funded by Boston city funds be completed by construction companies who have Boston residents comprising at least half of their employees. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts determined that the executive order was unconstitutional because it violated the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution in that it imposed a significant burden on interstate commerce by prohibiting the hiring of construction companies with a majority of out-of-city workers. Mayor White appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, J.)

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