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Constitutional Law Keyed to Feldman
Wickard v. Filburn
Citation:317 U.S. 111, 63 S. Ct. 82, 87 L. Ed. 122 (1942)
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Filburn was a farmer and raised a small acreage of wheat for consumption and sale. In 1941, He harvested wheat in excess of the quota designated under the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938. Thus, he had to pay a penalty for the excess grown. Filburn challenged the quota provisions of the Act as beyond the constitutional commerce power.
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