Stafford v. Wallace

PETITIONER: Stafford
RESPONDENT: Wallace
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: 687
DECIDED BY: Taft Court (1921-1922)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Mar 20, 1922 / Mar 21, 1922
DECIDED: May 01, 1922

Facts of the case

In 1921, Congress enacted the Packers and Stockyards Act in an attempt to regulate activities of meat packers that were unfair, discriminatory, or deceptive and encouraged the formation of monopolies. Stafford sought an injunction against the enforcement of the Act. After his application was denied, he sought review by the Supreme Court. This case was decided together with Burton v. Clyne.

Question

Did Congress have authority under the Commerce Clause to pass and enforce the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921?