United States v. Cerecedo Hermanos y Compania, 209 U.S. 337 (1908)
U.S. Supreme CourtUnited States v. Cerecedo Hermanos y Compania, 209 U.S. 337 (1908)
United States v. Cerecedo Hermanos y Compania
Submitted March 5, 1908
Decided April 6, 1908
209 U.S. 337
When the meaning of a statute is doubtful, the construction given by the department charged with its execution should be given great weight. Robertson v. Downing, 127 U. S. 607; United States v. Healy, 160 U. S. 136.
The reenactment by Congress, without change, of a statute which had previously received long continued executive construction, is an adoption by Congress of such construction. United States v. Falk, 204 U. S. 143.
Par. 296 of the Tariff Act of July 11, 1897, construed in accordance with Treasury decision.
The facts are stated in the opinion.