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

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A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Citation 295 U.S. 495 (1935)
Date decided 1935


The plaintiff operated a chicken warehouse where they slaughtered chickens and then sold them exclusively in state. Congress tried to govern their wages, regulations, etc.


Where the scope of Congress’ interstate commerce clause ends.


The undisputed facts afford no warrant for the argument that the poultry handled by the defendants at their slaughterhouse markets was in a current flow of interstate commerce, and was thus subject to congressional regulation.


The poultry had come to a permanent rest within the state. Where the effect of intrastate transactions is merely indirect, such transactions remain within the domain of state power.