Mulford v. Smith
Significance, Justice Roberts Reverses Himself, Swing Vote
James H. Mulford
That penalties under the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 for overproduction are unconstitutional.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
A. J. Little, L. E. Heath
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Omer W. Franklin
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, Felix Frankfurter, Charles Evans Hughes, Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts (writing for the Court), Harlan Fiske Stone
Pierce Butler, James Clark McReynolds (Louis D. Brandeis did not participate)
Date of Decision
17 April 1939
The Supreme Court upheld the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938.
- United States v. Butler, 297 U.S. 1 (1936).
- West Coast Hotel v. Parrish, 300 U.S. 379 (1937).
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