Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company v. Sawyer (343 U.S. 579)

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Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company v. Sawyer
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952), also commonly referred to as The Steel Seizure Case, was a United States Supreme Court decision that limited the power of the President of the United States to seize private property in the absence of either specifically enumerated authority under Article Two of the United States Constitution or statutory authority conferred on him by Congress. It was a "stinging rebuff" to President Harry Truman. — Excerpted from Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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343 U.S. 579


 Argued: May 12 and May 13, 1952. --- Decided: June 2, 1952

[Syllabus from pages 579-581 intentionally omitted]

Mr. John W. Davis, New York City, for Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. et al.

Mr. Solicitor General Philip B. Perlman, Washington, D.C., for Sawyer, Secretary of Commerce.

Messrs. Clifford D. O'Brien, Chicago, Ill., and Harold C. Heiss, Cleveland, Ohio, for Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, et al., as amici curiae, by special leave of Court.

Mr. Arthur J. Goldberg, Washington, D.C., for United Steelworkers of America, CIO, as amicus curiae, by special leave of Court.

Mr. Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.


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