Introduction: The Meaning and Impact of Brown Show Co. v. United States

Kenneth S. Carlston
The judicial process is one of winnowing out undesirable from desired ideal forms of order. Each mode of action which it condemns represents an undesired distortion of an ideal form of action. It is the purpose of this introductory comment to indicate, in a series of propositions, at least some of the principal aspects of the ideal economic order which the Brown Shoe case would preserve when the issue is…

Brown Shoe: In Step with Antitrust

Walter Adams and Joel B. Dirlam

Brown Shoe: Judicial Reaffirmance of Traditional Clayton Act Standards

James J. Coyle

Brown Shoe: The Guidance of a Footnote

Sanford M. Litvack and William F. Rogers
The Brown Shoe decision clarifies two important areas previously undefined. First, for the purpose of measuring the probable horizontal effects of a merger of two competing retailers, a city, including its immediate contiguous surrounding area, exceeding 10,000 in population was held to be a “section of the country” within the meaning of section 7. Second, and of equal significance, was the Court’s proscriptions against vertical acquisitions if the acquired company…