United States v. Darby Case Brief
Summary of United States v. Darby
312 U.S. 100 (1941)
Facts: Darby, a Georgia lumber manufacturer, was indicted for violation the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Procedure: The District Court quashed the indictment holding that the act was unconstitutional because it sought to regulate hours and wages of employees in local manufacturing activities.
Issue: 1. Does Congress have constitutional power to prohibit the shipment in interstate commerce of lumber manufactured by employees whose wages do not meet the prescribed minimum? 2. Does the Congress have the power to prohibit the employment of workmen in the production of goods for interstate commerce other than prescribed wages and hours?
Holding: 1. Yes, 2. Yes