Author Archives: Nick Bednar

Nix v. Hedden: Is a Tomato a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Case: Nix v. Hedden, 149 U.S. 304 (1893) Issue: Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable for purposes of assessment under the Tariff Act of 1883? Statutory Language:The Tariff Act of 1883 imposes a duty on “vegetables in their natural state, or in salt or brine, not specially enumerated or provided for in this […]