Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer
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Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.
Charles Sawyer, Secretary of Commerce
That in seizing control of steel production during the Korean War in order to prevent a labor strike, the executive branch exceeded its constitutional authority.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
John W. Davis
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Philip B. Perlman, Solicitor General
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black (writing for the Court), Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Robert H. Jackson, Sherman Minton, Stanley Forman Reed, Fred Moore Vinson
Harold Burton, Felix Frankfurter
Date of Decision
2 June 1952
The Supreme Court ruled against the executive branch steel seizure.
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