Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942), is shaping up as the most important agricultural law case ever decided by the Supreme Court. Indeed, threescore and ten years after being decided, Filburn has become the fulcrum on which federal power hinges. From the Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune: If Roscoe Filburn were alive today, the indignity of it might be more than he could bear.
Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942), is a jurisprudential "throwback to the time of true heroes, not of the brittle, razzle dazzle [cases] that [have] sprung up around the jack rabbit ball." Of late my work on Filburn has gotten... Read Post
The case of 1942 agricultural law case of Wickard v. Filburn is referenced frequently in the news as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the constitutionally of the federal health care law. As the New York Times reported yesterday... Read Post
The landmark case of Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942), has been the subject of extensive discussion on Agricultural Law. Filburn has now drawn the attention of National Public Radio. I was interviewed in connection with a Jul... Read Post