Carter-oil import fee blocked by federal judge

A federal judge declared President Carter's 10-cent-a-gallon import fee on gasoline unlawful, blocking it from taking effect on Thursday. US District Judge Aubrey Robinson cited as a precedent for his action a Supreme Court case in which the government was barred from seizing Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company steel plants on grounds that a pending strike threatened national security.

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