Supreme Court of United States. 313. The prohibition of shipment in interstate commerce of appellee's product, as described in the indictment, is a constitutional exercise of the power to regulate interstate commerce. United States v. Carolene Products Co.. Facts: The 'Filled Milk Act' of Congress prohibited the shipment of certain milk products in interstate commerce. Carolene's argument was that the law lacked a rational basis and also that Congress did not regulate the use of oleomargarine, which substituted vegetable fats for butter fat, in interstate commerce. 1095; cf. Talking about a Constitutional Restoration. At the trial it may introduce evidence to show that the declaration of the act that the described product is injurious to public health and that the sale of it is a fraud upon the public are without any substantial foundation. On restrictions upon the right to vote, see Nixon v. Herndon, 273 U.S. 536, 47 S.Ct. Get free access to the complete judgment in UNITED STATES v. CAROLENE PRODUCTS CO on CaseMine. [Footnote 4] See Metropolitan Casualty Ins. Faith in the Constitution is as revolutionary today as it was in 1787. Olson, 283 U. S. 697, 283 U. S. 713-714, 283 U. S. 718-720, 283 U. S. 722; Grosjean v. American Press Co., 297 U. S. 233; Lovell v. Griffin, supra; on interferences with political organizations, see Stromberg v. California, supra, 283 U. S. 369; Fiske v. Kansas, 274 U. S. 380; Whitney v. California, 274 U. S. 357, 274 U. S. 373-378; Herndon v. Lowry, 301 U. S. 242, and see Holmes, J., in Gitlow v. New York, 268 U. S. 652, 268 U. S. 673; as to prohibition of peaceable assembly, see De Jonge v. Oregon, 299 U. S. 353, 299 U. S. 365. 365, 67th Cong., 1st Sess. In 1923, Congress passed the Filled Milk Act, which prohibited the shipment of "filled" milk (i.e. Originally published by Constituting America, June 2, 2017. Carolene Products Company was indicted for interstate shipping of its "filled" milk products. But they are not sufficient conclusively to establish guilt of the accused. 255, held that a state law which forbids the manufacture and sale of a product assumed to be wholesome and nutritive, made of condensed skimmed milk, compounded with coconut oil, is not forbidden by the Fourteenth Amendment. From the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment until 1938, the Court articulated a variety of new legal doctrines and concepts — including substantive due process, liberty of … This article is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. The provisions on which the indictment rests should, if possible, be construed to avoid the serious question of constitutionality. The prohibition of shipment of appellee's product in interstate commerce does not infringe the Fifth Amendment. 532, 535, 536, 75 L.Ed. 759; Nixon v. Condon, 286 U.S. 73, 52 S.Ct. Here, the demurrer challenges the validity of the statute on its face, and it is evident from all the considerations presented to Congress, and those of which we may take judicial notice, that the question is at least debatable whether commerce in filled milk should be left unregulated, or in some measure restricted, or wholly prohibited. Prima facie the facts alleged in the indictment are sufficient to constitute a violation of the statute. United States v. Carolene Products Company, 304 U.S. 144 (1938), was an April 25, 1938 decision by the United States Supreme Court. 1234, 1938 U.S. LEXIS 1022 — Brought to you by Free Law Project, a non-profit dedicated to creating high quality open legal information. In 1923, Congress passed the Filled Milk Act, which prohibited the shipment of "filled" milk (i.e. 336, 337, 68 L.Ed. It is unnecessary to consider now whether legislation which restricts those political processes which can ordinarily be expected to bring about repeal of undesirable legislation is to be subjected to more exacting judicial scrutiny under the general prohibitions of the Fourteenth Amendment than are most other types of legislation. Gen., for appellant. In the case of United States v. Carolene Products Co., 304 U.S. 144, 58 S. Ct. 778, 82 L. Ed. Kentucky Whip & Collar Co. v. Illinois Central R. Co., 299 U. S. 334. 778, 82 L.Ed. 458; on restraints upon the dissemination of information, see Near v. Minnesota, 283 U.S. 697, 713—714, 718—720, 722, 51 S.Ct. The use of filled milk as a dietary substitute for pure milk results, especially in the case of children, in undernourishment, and induces diseases which attend malnutrition. Appellee also complains that the, statute denies to it equal protection of the laws and, in violation of the Fifth Amendment, deprives it of its property without due process of law, particularly in that the statute purports to make binding and conclusive upon appellee the legislative declaration that appellee's product "is an adulterated article of food injurious to the public health and its sale constitutes a fraud on the public. ", First. § 682, 18 U.S.C.A. Carmichael v. Southern Coal & Coke Co., 301 U.S. 495, 511, 512, 57 S.Ct. milk with skimmed milk and vegetable oil added) through interstate commerce. 1234 (1938), in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Filled Milk Act, 42 Stat. 654. 149, Act 1943, p. 1302; Conn.Gen.Stat., 1930, § 2487, c. 135; Del.Rev.Code, 1935, § 649; Fla.Comp.Gen.Laws, 1927, §§ 3216, 7676; Ga.Code, 1933, § 42-511; Idaho Code, 1932, Tit. 36, §§ 502-504; Jones Ill.Stat.Ann., 1937 Supp., § 53.020(1), (2), (3); Burns Ind.Stat., 1933, § 35-1203; Iowa Code, 1935, § 3062; Kan.Gen.Stat., 1935, c. 65, § 707; Md.Ann.Code, Art. The trial court sustained a demurrer to the indictment on the authority of an earlier case in the same court, United States v. Carolene Products Co., 7 F. Supp. §§ 61 63, 21 U.S.C.A. Sep 25, 2020. 34, c. 303, § 7724, p. 1288; Va.1936 Code, § 1197c; W.Va.1932 Code, § 2036; Wis.Stat., 11th ed.1931, c. 98, § 98.07, p. 1156; cf. 17. Mobile, J. United States v. Carolene Products Co. SCOTUS - 1938 Facts: ... Twenty years prior, in Hebe Co. v. Shaw, SCOTUS held a law such as this constitutional. N.Mex.Ann.Stat., 1929, §§ 125-104, 125-108. 281, and the constitutionality of a statute predicated upon the existence of a particular state of facts may be challenged by showing to the court that those facts have ceased to exist. Congress may restrict the shipments of certain milk substitutes without also restricting butter substitutes. Though the court ruled the law was constitutional, the famous “footnote four” said that the court would be more deferential toward cases involving economic regulations and turned their focus to strictly reviewing any cases that involved discrete and insular mino… United States v. Carolene Products Co304 U.S. 144, 58 S. Ct. 778, 82 L. Ed. The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has meanwhile, in another case, upheld the Filled Milk Act as an appropriate exercise of the commerce power in Carolene Products Co. v. Evaporated Milk Assn., 93 F. (2d) 202. Appellee assails the statute as beyond the power of Congress over interstate commerce, and hence an invasion of a field of action said to be reserved to the states by the Tenth Amendment. 500. A legislature may hit at an abuse which it has found, even though it has failed to strike at another. Price v. Illinois, 238 U. S. 446, 238 U. S. 452; Hebe Co. v. Shaw, supra, 248 U. S. 303; Standard Oil Co. v. Marysville, 279 U. S. 582, 279 U. S. 584; South Carolina v. Barnwell Bros., Inc., supra, 303 U. S. 191, citing Worcester County Trust Co. v. Riley, 302 U. S. 292, 302 U. S. 299. 628, L.R.A.1915F, 829; Hall v. Geiger-Jones Co., 242 U.S. 539, 556, 37 S.Ct. 1117, 73 A.L.R. Hebe Co. v. Shaw, 248 U. S. 297. 337; McCormick & Co., Inc. v. Brown, 286 U.S. 131, 52 S.Ct. At the trial, it may introduce evidence to show that the declaration of the Act that the described product is injurious to public health and that the sale of it is a fraud upon the public are without any substantial foundation. It shall be unlawful for any person to * * * ship or deliver for shipment in interstate or foreign commerce, any filled milk. Weaver v. Palmer Bros. Co., 270 U.S. 402, 412, 413, 46 S.Ct. Panama R. Co. v. Johnson, 264 U. S. 375, 264 U. S. 390. United States v. Carolene Products Company, 304 U.S. 144 (1938), was an April 25, 1938 decision by the United States Supreme Court. Central Lumber Co. v. South Dakota, 226 U.S. 157, 160, 33 S.Ct. It is hereby declared that filled milk, as herein defined, is an adulterated article of food, injurious to the public health, and its sale constitutes a fraud upon the public. Originally published by Constituting America, June 2, 2017. The provisions on which the indictment rests should if possible be construed to avoid the serious question of constitutionality. United States v. Carolene Products Co., 304 U.S. 144 (1938) United States v. Carolene Products Co. No. United States v. Carolene Products Co. (1938) Facts of the Case. Mr. Justice BLACK concurs in the result and in all of the opinion except the part marked 'Third.'. The challenger had failed to meet its burden of proving that no rational basis for the law existed, so the lower court should not have dismissed the indictment. But such we think is not the purpose or construction of the statutory characterization of filled milk as injurious to health and as a fraud upon the public. 682. 984, 88 A.L.R. 1042, 29 A.L.R. Carolene Products made milk.It didn't make good milk. Decided April 25, 1938. There may be narrower scope for operation of the presumption of constitutionality when legislation appears on its face to be within a specific prohibition of the Constitution, such as those of the first ten Amendments, which are deemed equally specific when held to be embraced within the Fourteenth. The present statutory findings affect appellee n more than the reports of the Congressional committees, and since, in the absence of the statutory findings, they would be presumed, their incorporation in the statute is no more prejudicial than surplusage. United States v. Carolene Products Co. was a case decided in the United States Supreme Court in 1938.It is a well-known case in American constitutional law thanks to one of its footnotes, which established the basic standards of judicial review when considering the constitutionality of legislation.. Facts of the case. There is no need to consider it here as more than a declaration of the legislative findings deemed to support and justify the action taken as a constitutional exertion of the legislative power, aiding informed judicial review, as do the reports of legislative committees, by revealing the rationale of the legislation. Contacting Justia or any attorney through this site, via web form, email, or otherwise, does not create an attorney-client relationship. 769, 49 L.Ed. 500. .". Carolene Products Company, 304 U.S. 144 (1938), was an April 25, 1938 decision by the United States Supreme Court. 255, held that the state had the right to prohibit it in Ohio. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Ala.Agri.Code, 1927, § 51, Art. A can of Carolene Products: "So Rich It Whips. 1234.2 Since these issues are important to those affected by the act, certiorari was granted. United States v. Carolene Products (1938) The Hughes Court Argued: 04/06/1938 Decided: 04/25/1938 Vote: 6 — 1 Majority: Dissent: Constitutional Provisions: The Due Process Clause (5th Am. The conclusions drawn from evidence presented at the hearings were embodied in reports of the House Committee on Agriculture, H.R. 217, 61 L.Ed. As the statute is not unconstitutional on its face the demurrer should have been overruled, and the judgment will be, MR. JUSTICE BLACK concurs in the result and in all of the opinion except the part marked "Third.". Decided April 25, 1938. 1234, the Court held that the Act was, on its face, constitutional. 405, 68 L.Ed. United States v. Carolene Products Co. (1938) Facts of the Case. United States v. Carolene Products Co., 304 U.S. 144, 58 S.Ct. 187, 79 L.Ed. article is without support in reason because the article, although within the prohibited class, is so different from others of the class as to be without the reason for the prohibition, Railroad Retirement Board v. Alton R. Co., 295 U. S. 330, 295 U. S. 349, 295 U. S. 351, 295 U. S. 352; see Whitney v. California, 274 U. S. 357, 274 U. S. 379; cf. R.R. 1246, 18 U.S.C. 15 Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of Illinois. 125, 63 L.Ed. The Filled Milk Act of Congress of Mar. But such we think is not the purpose or construction of the statutory characterization of filled milk as injurious to health and as a fraud upon the public. Here, the prohibition of the statute is inoperative unless the product is "in imitation or semblance milk, cream, or skimmed milk, whether or not condensed." 1234, 1938 U.S. Williamson v. Lee Optical of Oklahoma, Inc348 U.S. 483, 75 S. Ct. 461, 99 L. Ed. And it is no objection to the exertion of the power to regulate interstate commerce that its exercise is attended by the same incidents which attend the exercise of the police power of the states. There may be narrower scope for operation of the presumption of constitutionality when legislation appears on its face to be within a specific prohibition of the Constitution, such as those of the first ten amendments, which are deemed equally specific when held to be embraced within the Fourteenth. N.Mex.Ann.Stat., 1929, §§ 25-104, 25-108. APPEAL under the Criminal Appeals Act from a judgment sustaining a demurrer to an indictment. Footnote 4. When the Filled Milk Act was passed, eleven states had rigidly controlled the exploitation of filled milk, or forbidden it altogether. 1246, 18 U.S.C. I concur in the result. We may assume for present purposes that no pronouncement of a Legislature can forestall attack upon the constitutionality of the prohibition which it enacts by applying opprobrious epithets to the prohibited act, and that a statute would deny due process which precluded the disproof in judicial proceedings of all facts which would show or tend to show that a statute depriving the suitor of life, liberty, or property had a rational basis. Case Name: United States v. Carolene Products Co. Citation: 304 U.S. 144 (1938) Issue: Whether the Federal “Filled Milk Act” infringes the Fifth Amendment. § 1 et seq., or whether it was necessary to go farther and prohibit a substitute food product thought to be injurious to health if used as a substitute when the two are not distinguishable, was a matter for the legislative judgment and not that of courts. 194, 198, 72 L.Ed. Federal Trade Comm. We see no persuasive reason for departing from that ruling here, where the Fifth Amendment is concerned; and since none is suggested, we might rest decision wholly on the presumption of constitutionality. ): Am. Similarly we recognize that the constitutionality of a statute, valid on its face, may be assailed by proof of facts tending to show that the statute as applied to a particular. Hebe Co. v. Shaw, supra; South Carolina v. Barnwell Bros. Inc., 303 U. S. 177. U.S. v. Carolene Products Co. was a U.S. Supreme Court case that was best known for “Footnote Four” which laid out a new job description for the Supreme Court. 468, or national, Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390, 43 S.Ct. Decided November 6, 1944. 342, 59 L.Ed. 1468, see Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 379, 47 S.Ct. interstate commerce of skimmed milk compounded with any fat or oil other than milk fat, so as to resemble milk or cream, transcends the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce or infringes the Fifth Amendment. The case was brought here on appeal under the Criminal Appeals Act of March 2, 1907, 34 Stat. Defendant was indicted for shipping interstate certain packages of an article described in the indictment as a compound of condensed skimmed milk and coconut oil made in the imitation or semblance of condensed milk or cream, and further characterized by the indictment in the words of the statute, as "an adulterated article of food, injurious to the public health.". The power 'is complete in itself, may be exercised to its utmost extent, and acknowledges no limitations, other than are prescribed in the Constitution.' Opinion for United States v. Carolene Products Co., 304 U.S. 144, 58 S. Ct. 778, 82 L. Ed. Footnote 4 is a footnote to United States v.Carolene Products Co., 304 U.S. 144, 58 S. Ct. 778, 82L.Ed. 360—363. Only a rational basis standard of review, which is almost always passed by the government, is appropriate in situations involving the constitutionality of purely economic regulations. This is aided by their identical taste and appearance, by the similarity of the containers in which they are sold, by the practice of dealers in offering the inferior product to customers as being as good as or better than pure condensed milk sold at a higher price, by customers' ignorance of the respective food values of the two products, and in many sections of the country by their inability to read the labels placed on the containers. 756, 759, 80 L.Ed. United States v. Carolene Products 304 U. S. 144 (1938). Court Documents; Case Syllabus: Opinion of the Court: Concurring Opinion Butler Wikipedia article: Mr. Justice BUTLER. Compare McCray v. United States, 195 U.S. 27, 63, 24 S.Ct. 20, 21; Utah Rev.Stat.1933, 3-10-59, 3-10-60; Vt.Pub.L.1933, tit. Supreme Court's 1938 decision in United States v Carolene Products' is well known for its statement of two principles. These compounds resemble milk in taste and appearance and are distributed in packages resembling those in which pure condensed milk is distributed. We see no persuasive reason for departing from that ruling here, where the Fifth Amendment is concerned, and since none is suggested, we might rest decision wholly on the presumption of constitutionality. Argued October 16, 17, 1944. 78, 1 Ann.Cas. Carolene Products arose from a controversy over “Milnut,” a beverage made from mixing skimmed milk with another product that is not milk fat (usually vegetable oil, in this case, coconut oil). 448. 625, 630, 632, 633, 75 L.Ed. 406, 71 L.Ed. United States v. Carolene Products Company/Opinion of the Court Concurrence by Pierce Butler. 758, 762, 763, 79 L.Ed. * * * (c) The term 'filled milk' means any milk, cream, or skimmed milk, whether or not condensed, evaporated, concentrated, Powdered, dried, or desiccated, to which has been added, or which has been blended or compounded with, any fat or oil other than milk fat, so that the resulting product is in imitation or semblance of milk, cream, or skimmed milk, whether or not condensed, evaporated, concentrated, powdered, dried, or desiccated. An extensive investigation was made of the commerce in milk compounds in which vegetable oils have been substituted for natural milk fat, and of the effect upon the public health of the use of such compounds as a food substitute for milk. 655, 71 L.Ed. The power to regulate commerce is the power "to prescribe the rule by which commerce is to be governed," Gibbons v. Ogden, 9 Wheat. 1070, and cases cited, The present statutory findings affect appellee no more than the reports of the Congressional committees and since in the absence of the statutory findings they would be presumed, their incorporation in the statute is no more prejudicial than surplusage. Footnote 4. The Origins of Islam - Duration: 54:52. Whether in such circumstance the public would be adequately protected by the prohibition of false labels and false branding imposed by the Pure Food and Drugs Act, 21 U.S.C.A. United States v. Carolene Products. Hence, Congress is free to exclude from interstate commerce articles whose use in the states for which they are destined it may reasonably conceive to be injurious to the public health, morals or welfare, Reid v. Colorado, supra; Lottery Case, supra; Hipolite Egg Co. v. United States, 220 U. S. 45; Hope v. United States, supra, or which contravene the policy of the state of their destination. Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of Illinois. 365, 67th Cong., 1st Sess., and the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, Sen.Rep. Here the demurrer challenges the validity of the statute on its face and it is evident from all the considerations presented to Congress, and those of which we may take judicial notice, that the question is at least debatable whether commerce in filled milk should be left unregulated, or in some measure restricted, or wholly prohibited. P. 304 U. S. 151. The appellee claimed that the act was a violation of the due process clause and the commerce clause. Twenty years ago this Court, in Hebe Co. v. Shaw, 248 U.S. 297, 39 S.Ct. Hip Hughes 54,636 views. Korematsu vs United States Explained : US History Review - Duration: 5:53. 640. 523, 43 L.R.A.,N.S., 906, Ann.Cas.1913E, 905; Clark Distilling Co. v. Western Maryland R. Co., 242 U.S. 311, 37 S.Ct. Gibbons v. Ogden, supra, 9 Wheat, 1, 196, 6 L.Ed. APPEAL FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS. 734, decided February 14, 1938. 149, Act 1943, p. 1302; Conn.Gen.Stat.1930, § 2487, c. 135; Del.Rev.Code 1935, § 647; Fla.Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, §§ 3216, 7676; Ga.Code 1933, § 42-511; Idaho Code 1932, §§ 36-502 to 36-504; Smith-Hurd Stats.Ill. No. 608. 641, 71 L.Ed. 1486, which Congress passed in 1923 to regulate certain dairy products. Seven Cases v. United States, 239 U.S. 510, 514, 36 S.Ct. The prohibition of shipment of appellee's product in interstate commerce does not infringe the Fifth Amendment. ), pp. 1246, 18 U.S.C. Considering that Congress had held many hearings prior to passing this law, it was reasonable to conclude that Congress had believed that it was necessary for the public welfare. V, Cl. ship or deliver for shipment in interstate or foreign commerce, any filled milk. Footnote four of United States v. Carolene Products Company, 304 U.S. 144 (1938) presages a shift in the Supreme Court from predominately protecting property rights to protecting other individual rights, such as those found in the First Amendment. But by their very nature such inquiries, where the legislative judgment is drawn in question, must be restricted to the issue whether any state of facts either known or which could reasonably be assumed affords support for it. As that decision was for Congress, neither the finding of a court arrived at by weighing the evidence nor the verdict of a jury can be substituted for it. Sep 24, 2020. 31, §§ 553, 582; S.D.Comp.Laws, 1929, c. 192, § 7926-0, p. 2493; Williams Tenn.Code, 1934, c. 15, §§ 6549, 6551; Vernon's Tex.Pen.Code, tit. Manley v. Georgia, 279 U. S. 1, 279 U. S. 6. First. No. Appellee raises no valid objection to the present statute by arguing that its prohibition has not been extended to oleomargarine or other butter substitutes in which vegetable fats or oils are substituted for butter fat. Nor need we enquire whether similar considerations enter into the review of statutes directed at particular religious, Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510, 45 S.Ct. U.S. v. Carolene Products Co. was a U.S. Supreme Court case that was best known for “Footnote Four” which laid out a new job description for the Supreme Court. Justice Harlan Fiske Stone's majority opinion in United States v. Carolene Products Co. is well-known for its statement of two principles. H.R. § 682, 18 U.S.C.A. 40, c. 13, §§ 6206, 6207, 6713, 6714, p. 360, et seq. Tobacco Co., 264 U.S. 298, 307, 44 S.Ct. Republished with permission. Argued April 6, 1938. Butter fat, which constitutes an important part of the food value of pure milk, is rich in vitamins, food elements which are essential to proper nutrition and are wanting in vegetable oils. 500. 364; Hoke v. United States, supra, or which contravene the policy of the state of their destination, Kentucky Whip & Collar Co. v. Illinois Central R. Co., 299 U.S. 334, 57 S.Ct. 21. When Carolene Products violated a “filled milk act”, they appealed to the Supreme Court. Recent. The case was brought here on appeal under the Criminal Appeals Act of March 2, 1907, 34 Stat. 108; Lottery Case, Champion v. Ames, 188 U.S. 321, 23 S.Ct. 321 U.S. 760, 64 S.Ct. Footnote 4. United States v. Carolene Products Co., 304 U.S. 144 (1938) Posted by Andrew on Aug 11, 2011 in Case Briefs, Con Law | 0 comments. Carolene Products Co. v. McLaughlin, 365 Ill. 62, 5 N.E.2d 447. 1, 22 U. S. 196, and extends to the prohibition of shipments in such commerce. The appellee claimed that the act was a violation of the due process clause and the commerce clause. By reason of the extraction of the natural milk fat, the compounded product can be manufactured and sold at a lower cost than pure milk. 92, 47 L.Ed. 949, decided March 28, 1938. Here the prohibition of the statute is inoperative unless the product is 'in imitation or semblance of milk, cream, or skimmed milk, whether or not condensed.' Prima facie the facts alleged in the indictment are sufficient to constitute a violation of the statute. 2d 809 (1996) 480, L.R.A.1917F, 514, Ann.Cas.1917C, 643; Farmers' & Merchants' Bank v. Federal Reserve Bank, 262 U.S. 649, 661, 43 S.Ct. But affirmative evidence also sustains the statute. Sep 25, 2020. APPEAL FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Syllabus Even in the absence of such aids, the existence of facts supporting the legislative judgment is to be presumed, for regulatory legislation affecting ordinary commercial transactions is not to be pronounced unconstitutional unless, in the light of the facts made known or generally assumed, it is of such a character as to preclude the assumption that it rests upon some rational basis within the knowledge and experience of the legislators. 106, 108, 64 L.Ed. 522, 76 L.Ed. Demurrer to the indictment should have been overruled. 27, § 281; Mass.Ann.Laws, 1933, c. 94, § 17A; Mich.Comp.Laws 1929, § 5358; Mason's Minn.Stat.1927, § 3926; Mo.Rev.Stat.1929, §§ 12408 12413, Mo.St.Ann. 12, c. 2, Art. § 1 et seq., there is widespread use of filled milk as a food substitute for pure milk. United States v. Carolene Products Company, 304 U.S. 144 (1938), was an April 25, 1938 decision by the United States Supreme Court. United States v. Carolene Products Company, 304 U.S. 144 (1938), was an April 25, 1938 decision by the United States Supreme Court. Co. v. Johnson, 264 U.S. 375, 390, 44 S.Ct. Rolling Stone magazine called “Imagine” John Lennon’s musical gift to the world. 27, § 281; Mass.Ann.Laws, 1933, § 17-A, c. 94; Mich.Comp.Laws, 1929, § 5358; Mason's Minn.Stat., 1927, § 3926; Mo.Rev.Stat., 1929, §§ 12408-12413; Mont.Rev.Code, Anderson and McFarland, 1935, c. 240, § 2620.39; Neb.Comp.Stat., 1929, § 81-1022; N.H.Pub.L.1926 v. 1, c. 163, § 37, p. 619; N.J.Comp.Stat., 1911-1924, § 8l-8j, p. 1400; Cahill's N.Y.Cons.Laws, 1930, § 60, c. 1; N.D. Comp.Laws, 1913-1925, Pol.Code, c. 38, § 2855(a) 1; Page's Ohio Gen.Code, § 12725; Purdon's Penna.Stat., 1936, Tit. Decided November 6, 1944. Mobile, J. 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