- 04/23/2019 at 5:14 am #572238EduGorillaKeymasterSelect Question Language :
In Schecter Poultry Corp. v. United States (1935), the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a poultry dealer who had allegedly engaged in illegal sales practices. What would you say was the most important problem with the statute or prosecution in Schecter?
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- There was insufficient evidence that Schecter had selected particular chickens to suit particular customers.
- The statute did not create an "intelligible principle" to guide the agency in its definition of the statutory phrase "fair competition."
- Congress attempted in that statute to delegate to an administrative agency the power to define criminal conduct.
- The statute gave to trade associations and other unaccountable private groups the power to draft "codes" of fair competition that the government could adopt and enforce.
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