Leisy v. Hardin
135 U.S. 100 (1890)

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Leisy v. Hardin, 135 U.S. 100 (1890)

Leisy v. Hardin

No. 1459

Submitted January 6, 1890

Decided April 28, 1890

135 U.S. 100

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE STATE OF IOWA

Syllabus

A statute of a state prohibiting the sale of any intoxicating liquors except for pharmaceutical, medicinal, chemical, or sacramental purposes and under a license from a county court of the state is, as applied to a sale by the importer, and in the original packages or kegs, unbroken and unopened, of such liquors manufactured in and brought from another state, unconstitutional and void as repugnant to the clause of the Constitution granting to Congress the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several states.

Peirce v. New Hampshire, 5 How. 504, overruled.

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