Lexis Advance Throwback Thursday: Reid v Colorado, 1902

Posted on 05-02-2019 by
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Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Lexis Advance features a vast archive of court cases going all the way back to 1760, so let's take a look at one:

Reid v Colorado, in the United States Supreme Court in 1902. In this case, the plaintiff had been convicted of illegally transporting cattle across state lines under a statute designed to prevent the introduction of infectious diseases in cattle and horses in Colorado. Reid argued that the statute obstructed commerce between states and was unconstitutional. The Colorado Supreme Court rejected his arguments, so he appealed upward to the US Supreme Court... and was met with basically the same response. The Supreme Court affirmed his conviction under the 1885 statute.

Learn more about this case, which was cited more than 250 times and as recently as December 2018 in a case involving Volkswagen, in Lexis Advance.

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