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Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952)

Definition - What does Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952) mean?

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer was a case that was heard in 1952, which related to whether or not the President of the U.S. has the right to seize private property without a legal reason.

The Supreme Court determined that the President did not have unlimited powers to seize private property.

Justipedia explains Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952)

This law held that there will always be the need for a legal reason, which is already predetermined in law, before the U.S. government or a president can seize private property.

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