J. W. Hampton, Jr., & Co. v. United States
|J. W. Hampton, Jr., & Co. v. United States|
|Argued March 1, 1928|
Decided April 9, 1928
|Full case name||J. W. Hampton, Jr. & Company v. United States|
|Citations||276 U.S. 394 (more)|
|Majority||Taft, joined by a unanimous court|
J. W. Hampton, Jr. & Co. v. United States, 276 U.S. 394 (1928), is a landmark case in the United States in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that congressional delegation of legislative authority is an implied power of Congress that is constitutional so long as Congress provides an "intelligible principle" to guide the executive branch.