Adopting the stream of commerce doctrine, the Supreme Court held that antitrust laws could be constitutionally applied to stockyard transactions.
The federal government charged several meatpackers, including Swift and Company, with fixing livestock prices at the stockyards, in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act
Speaking for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
Champion v. Ames
Commerce, regulation of
Darby Lumber Co., United States v.
E. C. Knight Co., United States v.
Sherman Antitrust Act