U.S. Supreme Court
Crowley v. Christensen, 137 U.S. 86 (1890)
Crowley v. Christensen
Submitted October 28, 1890
Decided November 10, 1890
137 U.S. 86
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOIL THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
The sale of spirituous and intoxicating liquors by retail and in small quantities may be regulated, or may be absolutely prohibited, by state legislation without violating the Constitution or laws of the United States.
The ordinances of the City and County of San Francisco, under which a license to the defendant in error to sell intoxicating liquors by retail and in small quantities was refused, having been held by the Supreme Court of California not to be repugnant to the constitution of that state, that decision is binding upon this Court.