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A tax, in the general understanding of the term, and as used in the Constitution, signifies an exaction for the support of the Government. The word has never been thought to connote the expropriation of money from one group for the benefit of another.  >>more...>>

Title:     United States v. Butler, 297 U.S. 1 (1936)
Author:    Roberts, Owen
Publication:     United States Supreme Court
Date:     January 6, 1936

Type:     Court Decision

Listed Under:
Agricultural Adjustment Administration
Supreme Court Decisions

Notes:     297 U.S. 1 (1936) Argued on December 9, 10, 1935. Decided on January 6, 1936.