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Baldwin v. G.A.F. Seelig Inc.


In Baldwin v. G.A.F. Seelig Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the New York Milk Control Act of 1933 is a violation of the commerce clause, as the act sets a minimum price for milk produced in the state and prohibits the purchase of milk from other states to ensure the success of local milk markets. G.A.F. Seelig Inc. is a New York milk distributor who purchased milk from Vermont producers at a lower price than the minimum required by the law. He was denied a license for a new distribution plant in the state as a sanction under the Milk Control Act. The Court finds that states may not regulate commerce within their state in ways that create unequal competition between in-state and out-of-state companies.