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Nebbia v. New York

Significance, Supreme Court Declares That The State Can Regulate Any Business, Related Cases, Public Enterprise And Private Enterprise


Leo Nebbia


People of the State of New York

Appellant's Claim

That the government had no power to regulate retail prices for milk sales.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Arthur E. Sutherland

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

Henry S. Manley

Justices for the Court

Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Charles Evans Hughes, Owen Josephus Roberts (writing for the Court), Harlan Fiske Stone

Justices Dissenting

Pierce Butler, James Clark McReynolds, George Sutherland, Willis Van Devanter


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

5 March 1934


The Supreme Court upheld the New York Milk Control Act of 1933.


Scruton, Roger. A Dictionary of Political Thought, second edition. London: Macmillan, 1996.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1918 to 1940