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United States v. Darby - Significance, Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Fair Labor Standards Act, Further Readings

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United States


Fred W. Darby

Appellant's Claim

That the Constitution grants Congress power under the Commerce Clause to regulate workers' hours and wages.

Chief Lawyers for Appellant

Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Attorney General; Francis Biddle, U.S. Solicitor General

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

Archibald B. Lovett

Justices for the Court

Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, Charles Evans Hughes, Frank Murphy, Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts, Harlan Fiske Stone (writing for the Court)

Justices Dissenting

None (James Clark McReynolds did not participate)


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

3 February 1941


The Supreme Court upheld the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 regulating wages and hours.

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  • Hammer v Dagenhart, 247 U.S. 251 (1918).
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  • National League of Cities v. Usery, 426 U.S. 833 (1976).
  • Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority, 469 U.S. 528 (1985).
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