Constitutional Law

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United States v. E. C. Knight Co

Facts

The Sherman anti-trust act of 1890 sought to restrict the amount of market share a corporation could achieve in order to achieve an economically efficient level of competition.  The American Sugar Refining Company acquired defendants in this case, thereby gaining roughly a 98% sha...

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Lujan v. Defenders Wildlife

Facts

The Endangered species act divided powers and responsibilities to protect wildlife between the Secretary of the Interior and Commerce.  The two issued joint rules stating that each agency in the federal government who undertakes an action must seek guidance or consult with the rel...

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Hammer v. Dagenhart

Facts

In 1916 Congress passed the Child Labor Act, which prohibited transporting goods between states, where the goods had been produced by manufacturers using child labor.  Dagenhart, who worked in the factory at issue, would have been disallowed from working with his two sons in the f...

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Gibbons v. Ogden

The Facts

The New York legislature granted Livingston and Fulton the sole right of navigation on its state waterways. Livingston gave defendant the exclusive right to navigate the waters between New York City and New Jersey.

Defendant originally sued plaintiff, requesting the cour...

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Ex Parte McCardle

Facts

Congress instituted military districts in the south shortly after the Civil War under the Civil War Reconstruction Acts.  Defendant was a newspaper writer accused of and held for producing “libelous and inflammatory articles.”  Defendant filed an action in court claiming that...

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