Schechter Poultry Corp. v. US
The Court invalidated a statute
that allowed the executive
branch to promulgate “codes of
fair competition” for a broad
range of industries.
These codes, developed in some
cases in cooperation with
targeted industries, were
enforceable by criminal and civil
penalties established by
The Schechter Poultry Corporation was convicted on several
counts of violating the Live Poultry Code developed by the
National Recovery Administration (NRA).