United States v. Armour & Co.,
402 U.S. 673 (1971)

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United States v. Armour & Co., 402 U.S. 673 (1971)

United States v. Armour & Co.

No. 759

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.

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