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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
Nebbia v. People of the State of New York
Citation:291 U.S. 502 (1934)
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In 1933, New York passed a law fixing the minimum and maximum prices that could be charged for milk. New York passed this law because the prices of milk were far below the cost of production, leaving dairy producers in a financially precarious situation. Appellant Nebbia, a grocery store owner, was convicted of violating the statute because he charged his customers less for milk than was permitted under the statute. He argued that the law violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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