A. L. A. Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United States

PETITIONER: A. L. A. Schechter Poultry Corporation
RESPONDENT: United States
LOCATION: Schechter Poultry Slaughterhouse Markets

DOCKET NO.: 854
DECIDED BY: Hughes Court (1932-1937)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: May 02, 1935 / May 03, 1935
DECIDED: May 27, 1935

ADVOCATES:
Stanley Reed - Solicitor General, Department of Justice, for the United States
Donald R. Richberg - for the United States
Frederick H. Wood - for Schechter et al.
Joseph Heller - for Schechter et al.

Facts of the case

Section 3 of the National Industrial Recovery Act empowered the President to implement industrial codes to regulate weekly employment hours, wages, and minimum ages of employees. The codes had standing as penal statutes.

Question

Did Congress unconstitutionally delegate legislative power to the President?