Stafford v Wallace

Stafford v Wallace - Swift v. United States, the Court...

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Stafford v. Wallace 1922 I. Facts a. In 1921, Congress enacted the Packers and Stockyards Act in an attempt to regulate activities of meat packers that were unfair, discriminatory, or deceptive and encouraged the formation of monopolies. Stafford sought an injunction against the enforcement of the Act. After his application was denied, he sought review by the Supreme Court. b. II. Legal Questions presented a. Did Congress have authority under the Commerce Clause to pass and enforce the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921? b. III. Answers a. In a 7-to-1 decision, the Court held that the activities controlled by the Act did indeed burden the freedom of commerce and fell within the regulatory jurisdiction of Congress. The Court argued that Congress did not have to wait until after deleterious economic monopolies had developed to regulate particular industries. Drawing on its decision in
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Unformatted text preview: Swift v. United States, the Court found that business done in the stockyards was an essential part of interstate commerce and thus subject to national legislation. IV. Reasons (by Chief Justice Taft) a. River of Commerce obstructed by cattle brokers in Chicago. b. Legal doctrines V. Dissent reasons VI. Concurring reasons Notes Terms: Progressivism: using government to improve societal conditions Progressive pushed for a modernization of government in the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries through adoption of business practices Why the Federal Government needs to regulate. State legislature doesnt regulate the cattle brokers mainly because they have no reason to. They arent costing Illinois money Private regulation wasnt realistic in this case either. Shreveport Case...
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