Wickard v. Filburn
Significance, Supreme Court Extends Commerce Power To Production, Further Readings
Claude R. Wickard, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Roscoe C. Filburn
That the practice of producing surplus wheat and keeping it on a farm should be fined by the federal government.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Francis Biddle, U.S Attorney General; Charles Fahy, U.S. Solicitor General
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Webb R. Clark
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, Robert H. Jackson (writing for the Court), Frank Murphy, Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts, Harlan Fiske Stone
None (James Francis Byrnes did not participate)
Date of Decision
9 November 1942
The Supreme Court upheld the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 and the fine imposed under it on Filburn.
- United States v. E. C. Knight, 156 U.S. 1 (1895).
- Shreveport Rate Cases, 234 U.S. 342 (1895).
- Mulford v. Smith, 307 U.S. 38 (1939).
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