62 Cases More or Less Each Containing Six Jars of Jam v. United States/Dissent Douglas

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340 U.S. 593

62 CASES MORE OR LESS EACH CONTAINING SIX JARS OF JAM  v.  UNITED STATES

 Argued: March 5-6, 1951. --- Decided: March 26, 1951


Mr. Justice DOUGLAS, with whom Mr. Justice BLACK concurs, dissenting.

The result reached by the Court may be sound by legislative standards. But the legal standards which govern us make the process of reaching that result tortuous to say the least. We must say that petitioner's 'jam' purports to be 'jam' when we read § 403(g) and purports to be not 'jam' but another food when we read § 403(c). Yet if petitioner's product did not purport to be 'jam' petitioner would have no claim to press and the Government no objection to raise.

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