Reading Room Document
Termination of Plant Seizures
This opinion advised the Attorney General that the agencies holding seized plants or other facilities intended to turn the properties back to their owners “as speedily as possible,” but noted that the War Labor Disputes Act might prevent the transfers, because the Act required a determination that the productive efficiency of the property was restored to pre-seizure levels before restoration. The OLC therefore recommended that the President issue an Executive Order allowing any agency to terminate seizures as soon as practicable.
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