No. 378.

283 U.S. 163 (1931)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 13, 1931.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Messrs. Charles Neave and C.B. Ames, with whom Messrs. L.L. Stephens, Russell Wiles, John W. Davis, Chester O. Swain, William R. Carlisle, Drury W. Cooper, Harry T. Klein, John B. Marsh, and Ramsay Hoguet were on the brief, for the Standard Oil Co. (Indiana) et al., appellants.

Mr. G.H. Dorr, with whom Messrs. James J. Cosgrove, Frank L. Crawford, Oscar J. Dorwin, Richard E. Dwight, Earle W. Evans, Francis I. Fallon, W.H. Francis, George V. Holton, Albert L. Hopkins, James P. Kem, Walter G. Kirkbride, Charles A. Kreps, R.E. Lamberton, William A. McAfee, Charles G. Middleton, S.A. Mitchell, Burton W. Musser, G.J. Neuner, Peter M. Speer, Oscar Sutro, C.A. Thompson, J. Merrill Wright, Merritt Starr, H.O. Bentley, Donald J. De Wolfe, and Edgar E. Townes were on the brief, for the Beacon Oil Co. et al., appellants.

Solicitor General Thacher, with whom Assistant to the Attorney General O'Brian and Mr. Charles H. Weston, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, were on the brief, for the United States.

MR. JUSTICE BRANDEIS delivered the opinion of the Court.

This suit was brought by the United States in June, 1924, in the federal court for northern Illinois, to enjoin further violation of § 1 and § 2 of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, July 2, 1890, c. 647, 26 Stat. 209. The violation charged is an illegal combination to create a monopoly and to restrain interstate commerce by controlling that part of the supply of gasoline which is produced by the process...

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