Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Marion De Vries, with whom Messrs. Jesse P. Crawford and H. Kennedy McCook were on the brief, for petitioner.
Solicitor General Thacher, with whom Assistant Attorney General Lawrence and Mr. Robert P. Reeder were on the brief, for the United States.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE CARDOZO delivered the opinion of the Court.
On May 6, 1924, the President of the United States determined and proclaimed that an increase in the rate of duty on sodium nitrite was necessary to equalize the differences in the cost of production in the United States and the principal competing country, Norway, and that to that end the duty should be increased from 3 cents per pound to 4 1/2 cents per pound. The proclamation was made after an investigation...
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