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Civil Rights – Privileges & Immunities – Commercial Fishermen – Nonresident Licenses (access required)

Where the Commonwealth of Virginia established a "special nonresident harvester's license" for commercial fishermen outside Virginia who fished Virginia waters, this license fee violated the Privileges & Immunities Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and the commonwealth is permanently enjoined from enforcing this fee. In 1991, the General Assembly passed Va. Code § 28.1-47.1, which tripled ...

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