No. 189.

324 U.S. 515 (1945)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 26, 1945.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Messrs. Claude R. Branch and Gay H. Brown, with whom Messrs. Edward M. Day and Lawrence A. Howard were on the brief, for petitioner.

Assistant Attorney General Shea, with whom Solicitor General Fahy, Messrs. Joseph B. Goldman, Charles V. Shannon, Howard E. Wahrenbrock and Howell Purdue were on the brief, for respondent.

Mr. John E. Benton, with whom Mr. Frederick G. Hamley was on the brief, for the Connecticut Public Utilities Commission et al., as amici curiae, urging reversal.

Mr. Francis A. Pallotti, Attorney General, filed a brief on behalf of the State of Connecticut, as amicus curiae, urging reversal.

MR. JUSTICE JACKSON delivered the opinion of the Court.

The Federal Power Commission has asserted jurisdiction to regulate the accounting practices of the Connecticut Light and Power Company. The Federal Power Act as amended in 1935, 49 Stat. 838, 16 U.S.C. § 792 et seq., declares a congressional policy concerning the business of transmitting and selling electric energy for ultimate distribution to the public, and states that regulation of "that part of...

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