Carter v. Carter Coal Company Helvering

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298 U.S. 238

Carter  v.  Carter Coal Company Helvering

 Argued: and Submitted March 11, 12, 1936. --- Decided: May 18, 1936

Beneficent aims however great or well directed can never serve in lieu of constitutional power.

[Syllabus from pages 239-254 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. Frederick H. Wood and William D. Whitney, both of New York City, and Richard H. Wilmer, of Washington, D.C., for petitioner Carter.

[Argument of Counsel from Pages 256-268 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Charles I. Dawson, of Louisville, Ky., for Tway Coal Co.

Messrs. Stanley F. Reed, Sol. Gen., of Washington, D.C., Homer S.C.ummings, Atty. Gen., John Dickinson, Asst. Atty. Gen., Charles H. Weston, F. B. Critchlow, A. H. Feller, Robert L. Stern, and Charles Harwood, all of Washington, D.C., for the United States.

[Argument of Counsel from Pages 269-276 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Karl J. Hardy, of Washington, D.C., for respondents Carter Coal co. et al.

Mr. Joseph Selligman, of Louisville, Ky., for respondent Clark.

[Argument of Counsel from Page 277 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Justice SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court.


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