Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Ry. Co. v. Illinois

118 U.S. 557 (1886)

An 1886 United States Supreme Court opinion in which the Court struck down a state law which regulated railway rates for goods brought to or from other states as a violation of the Commerce Clause.  The Court reasoned that such laws placed enormous burdens on interstate commerce by attempting to regulate an area that required national uniformity instead of local regulation.

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