Askren v. Continental Oil Co.
252 U.S. 444 (1920)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Askren v. Continental Oil Co., 252 U.S. 444 (1920)

Askren v. Continental Oil Co.,

Nos. 521-523

Argued January 5, 6, 1920

Decided April 19, 1920

252 U.S. 444


A law of New Mexico defining " distributors " of gasoline as those who sell it from tank cars, receiving tanks, or stations, or in or from tanks, barrels, or packages not purchased from a licensed distributor, and "retail dealers" as those other than distributors who sell it in quantities of 50 gallons or less, lays an annual license tax of $50.00

Page 252 U. S. 445

on each distributor for each distributing station, place of business, or agency, and of $5.00 on each retailer for every place of business or agency -- besides imposing an excise of 2

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