A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United States
The New Deal On Trial, The National Industrial Recovery Act Of 1933
A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corporation
That the code of fair business practice established under the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 could not affect its business because the code did not have the force of law.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Donald P. Richberg
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, Pierce Butler, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Charles Evans Hughes (writing for the Court), James Clark McReynolds, Owen Josephus Roberts, Harlan Fiske Stone, George Sutherland, Willis Van Devanter
Date of Decision
27 May 1935
That the federal legislation establishing the National Recovery Administration was unconstitutional in that it delegated too much law-making power to non-governmental individuals.
The decision overturned the major effort of the first administration of Franklin Roosevelt (1933-1937) to regulate and control the economy during the Great Depression.
- McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819).
- National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel, 301 U.S. 1 (1937).
Bacon, Donald C., et al., eds. The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
- Johnson, Hugh. Blue Eagle, From Egg to Earth. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (1935).
- Ohl, John K. Hugh S. Johnson and the New Deal. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1985.
- Richberg, D. R. The Rainbow, after the Sunshine of Prosperity, the Deluge of the Depression. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1936
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