On being refused a license, a carrier operating under the provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Act sought to enjoin public officials of Kentucky from enforcing the penal and contraband portions of the Kentucky Liquor Law, which required a license from the state as a prerequisite to the right to transport liquor. Plaintiff claimed that the state act was a violation of its rights under the commerce clause in that the requirement of the license placed an unconstitutional burden on its right to transport liquor in interstate commerce. On appeal from a federal three-judge court's ruling sustaining a motion to dismiss, it was held that the application of the Kentucky act to an interstate carrier was constitutional; decree affirmed. Ziffrin, Inc. v. Reeves, 308 U.S. 132, 60 S. Ct. 163 (1939).
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