Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Oral argument of Mr. George Wharton Pepper, for respondents.
Messrs. Edward R. Hale and Bennett Sanderson closed the argument for respondents.
Mr. Vernon A. Vrooman, on behalf of the League for Economic Equality; Messrs. Frederic P. Lee and Donald Kirkpatrick, on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation; Mr. Clay R. Apple, on behalf of the National Beet Growers Assn., and the Mountain States Beet Growers Marketing Assn.; Mr. O.O. Haga, on behalf of the Farmers National Grain Corp.; and Mr. Dan Moody, on behalf of the Texas Agricultural Assn.; — supporting the validity of the Act.
Messrs. Nathan L. Miller, John W. Davis, and William R. Perkins, on behalf of Hygrade Food Products Corp., P. Lorillard Co., and National Biscuit Co.; Messrs. Malcolm Donald and Edward E. Elder, on behalf of the National Association of Cotton Manufacturers; Messrs. Kingman Brewster, James S.Y. Ivins, Percy W. Phillips, O.R. Folsom-Jones, Richard B. Barker, and John W. Cutler; Mr. John E. Hughes, on behalf of American Nut Co., Inc., et al.; Messrs. Leo P. Harlow and Al. Philip Kane, on behalf of Farmers' Independence Council of America; Mr. Wm. B. Bodine, on behalf of Berks Packing Co., Inc., et al.; and Messrs. Charles B. Rugg, Frank J. Morley, Thomas Nelson Perkins, and Warren F. Farr, on behalf of General Mills, Inc., et al.; — challenging the validity of the Act.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court.
In this case we must determine whether certain provisions of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, 1933,1 conflict with the Federal Constitution.
Title I of the statute is captioned "Agricultural Adjustment." Section 1 recites that an economic emergency has arisen, due to disparity between the prices of agricultural and other commodities...
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