United States v. Armour & Co.Annotate this Case
402 U.S. 673 (1971)
U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Armour & Co., 402 U.S. 673 (1971)
United States v. Armour & Co.
Argued April 19, 1971
Decided June 1, 1971
402 U.S. 673
The ownership of the majority of the stock of Armour & Co., a meatpacker, by Greyhound Corp., which has retail food subsidiaries and accordingly engages in business that may be forbidden to Armour by the Meat Packers Consent Decree of 1920, in itself, and without any evidentiary showing as to the consequences, does not violate the Decree's prohibition against Armour's "directly or indirectly . . . engaging in or carrying on" the forbidden business. Pp. 402 U. S. 674-683.
MARSHALL, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J., and HARLAN and STEWART, JJ., joined. DOUGLAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which BRENNAN and WHITE, JJ., joined, post, p. 402 U. S. 683. BLACK and BLACKMUN, JJ., took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.