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Carter v. Carter Coal Co.

Facts

Congress passed Bituminous Coal Conservation Act of 1935, which allowed for the setting of coal prices and proscribed unfair labor practices.  Finally, the act instituted a fifteen percent tax on all coal produced.  For those who complied with the other components of the Act, the...

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Boomer v. Atlantic Cement Co., Inc.

Facts

Defendant, a cement plant operator, are alleged to have caused injury “to property from dirt, smoke and vibration emanating from the plant.”  At trial the court awarded temporary damages but not an injunction.

Issue

“Whether the court should resolve the litig...

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A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. U.S.

Facts

In 1935 the FDR administration sought to regulate the poultry industry through the National Industrial Recovery Act procured by the executive branch.  The relevant portion of the law regulated the price of chickens as well as the eventual sale of “unhealthy” chickens.  Under ...

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H. P. Hood & Sons, Inc. v. Du Mond

Facts

Plaintiff was a milk distributor, which distributed to the Massachusetts area.  Plaintiff received milk at 3 separate distribution centers from other milk producers/farmers in the New York area.  Plaintiff desired to have and applied for a fourth distribution center in New York, ...

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Wickard v. Filburn

Facts

Congress passed the Agriculture Adjustment Act in 1938, which established a quota system for the amount of wheat that could be placed into “interstate commerce” between states and established penalties for violation.  The Act established firm amounts which farmers could produc...

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