Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States

U.S. Case Law

Legal Definition of Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States

295 U.S. 495 (1935), did away with the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA; 1933). By unanimous vote, the Court held that Congress had exceeded its authority to delegate legislative powers and regulate interstate commerce in enacting NIRA. It also found that the Act gave too much discretionary power to the president. Only with NIRA's successor, the National Labor Relations Act (1935), would the Roosevelt administration be successful in demonstrating to the court that it had devised a workable solution to the national economic emergency created by the Depression.

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