Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohen
Woods v. Cloyd W. Miller Co
Title II of the Housing and Rent Act of 1947 controlled rent in the Cleveland Defense – Rental Area because the war caused a housing deficit. Residential construction was reduced to provide material and men for military projects. After the President terminated hostilities on Dec. 31, 1946, the landlord increased rent by 40% and 60%. Appellant brought suit to enjoin the violations. District Court agreed with the landlord and stated that when hostilities were terminated so was Congressional war power to regulate rent. The tenants appealed to the Supreme Court.
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