Wheat farmer fine ruling goes against the grain (Wickard v. Filburn)

This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student members. Ready to go all in? Go Platinum and get 3 years of unlimited access to Quimbee and 3 years of ABA Premium membership (nearly a $1,000 value) for just $499. In an attempt to reduce surpluses and stabilize agricultural prices in the years following the Great Depression, Congress passed a piece of New Deal era legislation called the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938. The act placed a maximum cap on the amount of wheat any farmer could produce. Roscoe Filburn owned a dairy farm, where he grew wheat to feed his livestock and his family. The U.S. Department of Agriculture fined Filburn for going over his wheat quota. Filburn sued Secretary of Agriculture Claude R. Wickard to enjoin enforcement of the act. Filburn argued that Congress…

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