JUDICIARY: AA v. AAA

Two months ago at Tampa, Fla., Federal Judge Alexander Akerman made national news when he removed a handful of feathers from the Blue Eagle's tail by refusing to enjoin a dry cleaner who had violated NRA's minimum price agreement (TIME, Dec. 11). In Judge Akerman's opinion, the cleaner was not engaged in interstate commerce and therefore Congress, through the Recovery Act, had no power to regulate his business. If Congress claimed such authority, observed Judge Akerman, the Constitution would be voided and anarchy would ensue. NRA's power and prestige saved its...

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