Of the three Supreme Court cases voiding vague delegations of power to executive branch agencies, this ruling regarding the constitutionality of the National Industrial Recovery Act (1933) was the broadest.
The Schechter Poultry Corporation was charged with violating wage and hour provisions of the slaughterhouse industry and selling an “unfit chicken” under the 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act
Schechter should be considered along with two other cases: Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan
Carter, the last Court decision attempting to limit vague delegations of congressional lawmaking power, was supported by only a 5-4 majority. The opinion, written by Justice George Sutherland,
Bowsher v. Synar
Carter v. Carter Coal Co.
Delegation of powers
General welfare clause
Mistretta v. United States
Morrison v. Olson
Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan
Separation of powers