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"The power of the state to impose restraints and burdens upon persons and property in conservation and promotion of the public health, good order, and prosperity is a power originally and always belonging to the states, not surrendered to them by the general government, nor directly restrained by the constitution of the United States, and essentially exclusive."

Justice Melville Fuller
(1833-1910) Chief Justice of the United States (1888-1910)
Wilkerson V. Rahrer, 140 U.S. 545 (1891)

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