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Merchants Exchange of St. Louis v. Missouri, 248 U.S. 365 (1919)

Merchants Exchange of St. Louis v. Missouri

No. 116

Argued December 19, 1918

Decided January 7, 1919

248 U.S. 365


A state law forbade, under penalties, any person, corporation, or association, other than a duly authorized and bonded state weigher, to issue any weight certificate for grain weighed at any warehouse or elevator where state weighers were stationed, or to charge for such weighing or certificates. Held: (1) consistent with the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment as applied to a local corporation, having the usual powers of a board of trade, which weighed grain and issued weight certificates, for a charge at the request of its members; (2) not a burden on interstate commerce as applied to grain received from or shipped to points without the state; (3) not superseded by or in conflict with the Federal Grain Standards Act (August 11, 1916, c. 313, 39 Stat. 482, Part B). Pp. 248 U. S. 367-369.

269 Mo. 346 affirmed.

Page 248 U. S. 366

The cases is stated in the opinion.

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