United States v. Carolene Products Company

PETITIONER: United States
RESPONDENT: Carolene Products Company
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: 640
DECIDED BY: Hughes Court (1938)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Apr 06, 1938
DECIDED: Apr 25, 1938

Facts of the case

A 1923 act of Congress banned the interstate shipment of "filled milk" (milk with skimmed milk and vegetable oil added). A manufacturer, indicted for shipping filled milk, challenged the law.

Question

Does the law violate the Commerce Power granted to Congress in Article Section 8 and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment?