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Seaboard Air Line Ry. v. North Carolina, 245 U.S. 298 (1917)

Seaboard Air Line Ry. v. North Carolina

No. 18

Submitted November 7, 1917

Decided December 10, 1917

245 U.S. 298


The power of a state under the Webb-Kenyon Law to forbid shipment into its territory of intoxicating liquor from other states includes the lesser power to prescribe by law the conditions under which such shipments may be allowed.

The Webb-Kenyon Law having subjected interstate shipments of intoxicating liquor to state legislation, a state law requiring carriers to keep records of such shipments, open for the inspection of any officer or citizen, is valid notwithstanding the prohibition of § 15 of the Act to Regulate Commerce, as amended June 18, 1910, against the divulging of information by interstate carriers.

Section 5, North Carolina Public Laws, 1913, c. 44, p. 76, sustained. 169 N.Car. 295 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 245 U. S. 299

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