Liberty Volume 3-4

Liberty Volume 3-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...William H. Taft in 1893: --"A boycott is a combination of many to cause a loss to one person by coercing others, against their will, to withdraw JUDGE DANIEL T. WRIGHT Who rendered the decision in the case against the officers of the American Federation of Labor for contempt of court from him their beneficial business intercourse, through threats that, unless those others do so, the many will cause serious loss to them.... Boycotts, though unaccompanied by violence or intimidation, have been pronounced unlawful in every State of the United States where the question has arisen, unless in Minnesota; and they are held to be unlawful in England." In addition to this the Supreme Co urt of the United States has decided that the boycott is a violation of the Sherm a n Anti-trust Law, because it is an action in restraint of trade. That this particular boycott did seek to restrain trade, both State and interstate, can not be denied, and that not of one firm but of many, and not only to restrain, but to crush out, if necessary to its purpose. The case was decided Dec. 17, 1907; but the injunction d i d not issue until six days later, when the requisite bond was filed by the plaintiff. Between these two dates a large number of copies of a pamphlet were sent out by the Federation, in which the Bucks Stove and Range Company appeared on the " unfair" list, it being the purpose of the Federation officials to get as many as possible of these pamphlets into the mails before the injunction should issue. Of course the Federation officials knew that many of these pamphlets, in which the boycotted stove company is named as "unfair," would be delivered after the injunction was issued, and it is Judge Wright's dealing with this...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785592
  • 9781236785596