JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

THIS DAY AT LAW
Today in legal history...

Monday, May 27, 2013

US Supreme Court held New Deal legislation unconstitutional
Zachariah Rivenbark at 12:00 AM ET

On May 27, 1935, the US Supreme Court decided A. L. A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, holding that the National Industrial Recovery Act was unconstitutional. The Court held the Act unconstitutional in part because Congress violated the separation of powers by bestowing the president with the legislative authority to pass codes "he thinks may be needed or advisable for the rehabilitation and expansion of trade or industry." In addition, the Court found that the act violated the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution because it regulated the hours and wages of employees engaged in intrastate commerce. The Court rejected the government's argument that remedying the financial crisis caused by the Great Depression called for an unconstitutional expansion of power.

Learn more about the US Supreme Court from the JURIST news archive.




Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2013


LATEST DAYS

 UN Drug Trafficking Convention signed
December 20, 2014

 Georgia became first US state to ban lynching
December 20, 2014

 click for more...

SYNDICATION

Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL

E-MAIL

Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.

CONTACT

This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org