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The Court found that New York's licensing requirement for out-of-state operators was inconsistent with a congressional act regulating the coasting trade. The New York law was inval
The ICC had the power to regulate intrastate railroads' rates
The Sherman Anti-Trust Act was constitutional but it did not apply to manufacturing. Manufacturing was not commerce, the law did not reach the admitted monopolization of manufactur
The Court held that congressional power under the Commerce Clause justified regulations of the meat trust. The Court held that the effect of the trust on commerce among states was
The Court invalidated a New York maximum hour baking law.. The majority maintained that the statute interfered with the freedom of contract, and thus the Fourteenth Amendment's rig
An Oregon maximum hour law for female laundry workers did not violate the freedom of contract. The factory and laundry owners claimed that there was no reasonable connection betwee
The Court found that upholding a DC minimum wage law would dangerously extend the police power of the state and, thus, found it unconstitutional. Justice Sutherland recognized that
New York's Milk Control Law did not violate the Due Process Clause. In a case which included a lengthy discussion of the Due Process Clause, the Court held that since the price con
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Court held that the establishment of minimum wages for women was constitutionally legitimate. The Court noted that the Constitution did not speak of the f
The Court held that Section 3 of the National Industrial Recovery Act was 'without precedent' and violated the Constitution. The law did not establish rules or standards to evaluat
The National Labor Relations Act was consistent with the Commerce Clause. The Court held that the Act was narrowly constructed so as to regulate industrial activities which had the
A wheat acreage regulation regulated production and consumption, which are local in character. The rule laid down by Justice Jackson is that even if an activity is local and not re
The Gun-Free Schools Act was unconstitutional. The possession of a gun in a local school zone is not an economic activity that might, through repetition elsewhere, have a substanti
The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit wrongfully dismissed criminal charges on the ground that the defendant's Sixth Amendment right to counsel was violated in a way that had
The Controlled Substances Act did not exceed Congress' power under the commerce clause as applied to the intrastate cultivation and possession of marijuana for medical use
The Court held that the Commerce Clause allowed Congress to regulate local incidents of commerce, and that the Civil Right Act of 1964 passed constitutional muster.
An Arizona law that banned operation of trains more than 14 passenger cars of 70 freight cars long posed an unconstitutional burden on interstate commerce.
A Maine law regulating fisheries did not unconstitutionally burden interstate commerce, and therefore did not violate the Commerce Clause
Noting that the Equal Protection clause guarantees individuals that their ballots cannot be devalued by 'later arbitrary and disparate treatment,' the per curiam opinion held 7-2 t
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The Court held that the Attorney General acted appropriately in assigning a US Marshal as Justice Field's bodyguard assured that the nation's laws would be faithfully executed. Fur
The EPA had to disburse funds in their entirety to states seeking financial assistance under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act
The President's ability to selectively cancel individual portions of bills, under the Line Item Veto Act, violated the Presentment Clause of Article I
The Court held that restrictions on individual contributions to political campaigns and candidates did not violate the First Amendment since the limitations of the FECA enhance the
The near-unanimous Court held that the means of selecting the independent counsel under the Ethics in Government Act did not violate the Appointments Clause; the powers allocated t
An 1876 law curtailing the President's ability to dismiss executive officials denied the President that power would not allow him to 'discharge his own constitutional duty of seein
The President's right to safeguard certain information, using his 'executive privilege' confidentiality power, is not entirely immune from judicial review. The Court held that neit
A serving President, for separation of powers reasons, is not entitled to absolute immunity from civil litigation arising out of events which transpired prior to his taking office
In a unanimous decision, the Court held that Congress, within 'defined limits,' could vest discretion in Executive officers to make public regulations and direct the details of sta
The Court held that the particular section of the Immigration and Nationality allowing a one-house veto of executive actions, did violate the Constitution. Recounting the debates o
The functions assigned by Congress to the Comptroller General of the United States under the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Control Act of 1985 violated the doctrine of separation o
President Lincoln acted within his presidential powers defined by Article II when he ordered property seizures absent a declaration of war?
Trials of civilians by presidentially created military commissions are unconstitutional. Martial law cannot exist where the civil courts are operating.
In a unanimous opinion authored by Chief Justice Harlan Fisk Stone, the Court concluded that the German conspirators, as spies without uniform whose purpose was sabotage, violated
The Court held that the President did not have the authority to seize the steel mills. The Court found that there was no congressional statute that authorized the President to tak
he Court held that the International Emergency Economic Powers Act constituted a specific congressional authorization for the President to order the transfer of Iranian assets. The
Although Congress authorized the petitioner's detention Fifth Amendment due process guarantees give a citizen held in the United States as an enemy combatant the right to contest t
The Court held that neither an act of Congress nor the inherent powers of the Executive authorized the sort of military commission at issue in this case.

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