Packard Motor Car Co. v. NLRB

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Packard Motor Car Co. v. NLRB, 330 U.S. 485 (1947), was an opinion by the highly respected Justice Robert Jackson that is cited as early support for modern textualism. Justice Jackson, writing for the U.S. Supreme Court, wrote:[1]

We are invited to make a lengthy examination of views expressed in Congress while this and later legislation was pending to show that exclusion of foremen was intended. There is, however, no ambiguity in this Act to be clarified by resort to legislative history, either of the Act itself or of subsequent legislative proposals which failed to become law.

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  1. 330 U.S. at 492.