Standard Stock Food Co. v. Wright - 225 U.S. 540 (1912)
U.S. Supreme Court
Standard Stock Food Co. v. Wright, 225 U.S. 540 (1912)
Standard Stock Food Company v. Wright
Argued April 24, 1912
Decided June 10, 1912
225 U.S. 540
Savage v. Jones, ante, p. 225 U. S. 501, followed to effect that it is within the police power of a state to prevent imposition upon the public, and, to that end, to require the disclosure of ingredients of food for stock.
Where the fair import of the provision of a state police statute is that the fee exacted are for necessary expenses of inspecting an article properly the subject of inspection, and the bill alleges no facts warranting a conclusion that the charges are unreasonable as compared with the cost, this Court will not condemn the statute as an unconstitutional revenue measure.
One attacking a state statute as unconstitutional must show that he is within the class whose constitutional rights are invaded, and one admittedly doing a large business cannot be heard on the plea that the act discriminates against those doing a small business.
The Iowa statute of 1907 regulating the sale of concentrated commercial feeding stuff is not unconstitutional a depriving vendors of such stuff of their property without due process of law, or because it is a revenue measure in disguise.
The facts, which involve the construction and constitutionality of the provisions in the statutes of Iowa relative to sale of feed for stock, are stated in the opinion.