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Nebbia v. New York


NEBBIA V. NEW YORK, 291 U.S. 502 (1934), a U.S. Supreme Court case that favored New Dealeconomic reforms by widening the definition of a business "affected with a public interest." New York State in 1933 impaneled a milk control board to fix maximum and minimum retail prices. A dealer, convicted of underselling, claimed that price fixing violated the Fourteenth Amendment's due process clause, save as applied to businesses affected with a public interest, such as public utilities or monopolies. The Supreme Court, upholding the law five to four, declared that such a class includes any industry that, "for adequate reason, is subject to control for the public good."


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See alsoDue Process of Law ; Government Regulation of Business ; New Deal .

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