United States v. Darby
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Fred W. Darby
That the Constitution grants Congress power under the Commerce Clause to regulate workers' hours and wages.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Attorney General; Francis Biddle, U.S. Solicitor General
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Archibald B. Lovett
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, Charles Evans Hughes, Frank Murphy, Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts, Harlan Fiske Stone (writing for the Court)
None (James Clark McReynolds did not participate)
Date of Decision
3 February 1941
The Supreme Court upheld the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 regulating wages and hours.
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