Price Control in the Courts: The U.S. Emergency Court ofAppeals, 1941-1961

Price Control in the Courts: The U.S. Emergency Court ofAppeals, 1941-1961

In the Emergency Price Control Act of 1942, Congress established a comprehensive system of administrative controls over prices, as a means ofchecking the inflation that accompanied America’s entry into World War II. The Act created a temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, staffed byfederal judges from the district courts and courts of appeals, with exclusive jurisdiction to determine the validity of price control regulations.

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