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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 doesn’t regulate the cattle brokers mainly because they have no reason to. They aren’t costing Illinois money Private regulation wasn’t realistic in this case either. Shreveport Case...
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- Fall '09
- Supreme Court of the United States, United States Congress