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Hillside Dairy Inc. v. Lyons

Docket No.: 01-950
Certiorari Granted: Jan 10 2003
Argued: April 22, 2003
Decided: June 9, 2003
Consolidated with: No. 01-1018


7 U.S.C. 7254, Economic Activity, 7 U.S.C. 7254, Article I, Commerce Clause, Dormant Commerce Clause, EPA, Privileges and Immunities Clause, Supremacy Clause, disparate treatment, preemption, privacy, retaliation, separation of powers

PartyNames: Farms v. William J. Lyons, Jr., Secretary, California Department of
Petitioner: Farms
Respondent: William J. Lyons, Jr., Secretary, California Department of

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: CA 9, 259 F.3d 1148. QUESTIONS PRESENTED: 1. May a court fulfill its duty under the "clear statement" standard applicable to federal laws that would alter the Constitu tional balance between state and federalgovernments by (a) drawing inferences of Congressional intent from statements of
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

William J. Lyons, Jr., Secretary, California Department of
539 U.S. 59 (2003)

Does the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 exempt California's milk pricing and pooling regulations from scrutiny under the Commerce Clause? Are individual claims under the Privileges and Immunities Clause against California's required contributions to the price equalization pool on some out-of-state purchases foreclosed because those regulations do not discriminate on their face on the basis of state citizenship or state residence?

Hillside Dairy Inc. v. Lyons

April 22, 2003

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Hillside Dairy Inc., 1 vote(s) against
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