Block v. Hirsh
Significance, Hirsh Needs A Home, War Justifies Unlimited Governmental Powers, Even In Wartime, Any Violation Of The Constitution Is Evil
That the appellant should be allowed to remain in his apartment by reversing a lower court decision invalidating a rent control law as unconstitutional.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Jesse C. Adkins
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
William G. Johnson
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, John Hessin Clarke, William Rufus Day, Oliver Wendell Holmes (writing for the Court), Mahlon Pitney
Joseph McKenna, James Clark McReynolds, Willis Van Devanter, Edward Douglass White
Date of Decision
18 April 1921
The Court reversed the earlier decision. The rent control law was constitutionally valid, and Block could remain in his apartment at the old rent.
- Marcus Brown Co. v. Feldman, 256 U.S. 170 (1921).
- Chasleton Corp. v. Sinclair, 264 U.S. 543 (1924).
- Berman v. Parker, 348 U.S. 26 (1954).
CATO Institute for Policy Analysis, no. 216, 10 October 1994.
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