United States v. Butler (297 U.S. 1)

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United States v. Butler by Owen J. Roberts

United States v. Butler, 297 U.S. 1 (1936), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the processing taxes instituted under the 1933 Agricultural Adjustment Act were unconstitutional. Justice Owen Roberts argued that the tax was "but a means to an unconstitutional end" that violated the Tenth Amendment. Excerpted from United States v. Butler on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents
Dissenting Opinion

United States Supreme Court

297 U.S. 1

United States  v.  Butler

 Argued: Dec. 9, 10, 1935. --- Decided: Jan 6, 1936

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Messrs. Homer S.C.ummings, Atty. Gen., and Stanley F. Reed, Sol. Gen., of Washington, D.C., for the United States.

Messrs. George Wharton Pepper, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Edward R. Hale and Bennett Sanderson, both of Boston, Mass., for respondents.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 13-53 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Justice ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court.


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