• Wickard v. Filburn: The Aggregation Principle & Congressional Power [No. 86]
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    Wickard v. Filburn: The Aggregation Principle & Congressional Power [No. 86]

    Wickard is Claud Wickard who was the Secretary of Agriculture under the Roosevelt Administration. Filburn is Roscoe Filburn, who was an Ohio farmer. The Agricultural Adjustment Act was passed during the Depression as a way of stabilizing farm prices and by stabilizing they mean increase farm prices so that farmers who were a very important voting constituency, uh, would have a steady source of income and they did that by restricting the supply of farm goods, of farm produce, um, in order to raise the prices of farm produce. The case involved a quota on wheat production that was imposed on Roscoe Filburn. He was allotted a certain amount of…