Steward Machine Company v. Davis

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Steward Machine Company v. Davis by Benjamin N. Cardozo

Steward Machine Company v. Davis, 301 U.S. 548 (1937), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the unemployment compensation provisions of the Social Security Act of 1935. The Act established a national taxing structure designed to induce states to adopt laws for funding and payment of unemployment compensation. The decision in Steward signaled the Court’s acceptance of a broad interpretation of Congressional power to influence state laws. Excerpted from Steward Machine Company v. Davis on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

301 U.S. 548

Steward Machine Company  v.  Davis

 Argued: April 8-9, 1937. --- Decided: May 24, 1937

[Syllabus from pages 548-550 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. William Logan Martin, of Birmingham, Ala., Neil P. Sterne, of Anniston, Ala., and Walter Bouldin, of Birmingham, Ala., for petitioner.

Homer S.C.ummings, Atty. Gen.,

[Argument of Counsel from pages 551-553 intentionally omitted] Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., Sp. Asst. Atty. Gen., and Robert H. Jackson, Asst. Atty. Gen., for respondent.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 553-573 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Justice CARDOZO delivered the opinion of the Court.


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