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Pacific States Box & Basket Co. v. White
United States Supreme Court
296 U.S. 176, 56 S. Ct. 159, 80 L. Ed. 138 (1935)
The Oregon legislature enacted a statute granting the Chief of the Oregon Division of Plant Industry (plant agency) the power to promulgate a regulation setting standards for the type, size, and shape of strawberry and raspberry containers. Regulations that mandated standards for containers were promulgated after investigation, notice, and a public hearing by the Oregon Division of Plant Industry. Pacific States Box & Basket Co. (Box & Basket) (plaintiff), a box company, filed a claim in district court, arguing that the new standard violated its due-process rights because the new standard was arbitrary and capricious. The district court dismissed the claim for failure to allege facts upon which relief could be granted. Box & Basket appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brandeis, J.)
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