No. 379.

324 U.S. 581 (1945)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 2, 1945.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Wm. A. Dougherty, with whom Messrs. Elmer L. Brock and E.R. Campbell were on the brief, for petitioner in No. 379. Messrs. John P. Akolt and Charles H. Keffer for petitioner in No. 380.

Mr. Charles V. Shannon (in Nos. 379 and 380) and Mr. Chester T. Lane (in No. 380), with whom Solicitor General Fahy, Assistant Attorney General Shea, Messrs. Paul A. Sweeney, Harry S. Littman, Stanley M. Morley, Malcolm Lindsey, Thomas H. Gibson and Louis J. O'Marr, Attorney General of Wyoming, were on the brief, for the Federal Power Commission et al., respondents.

Mr. Carl I. Wheat, with whom Mr. Robert E. May was on the brief, for the Independent Natural Gas Association of America, as amicus curiae in No. 380, urging reversal.

MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

The Federal Power Commission after an investigation and hearing entered orders under § 5 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938 (52 Stat. 823, 15 U.S.C. § 717d) finding the interstate wholesale rates of petitioners to be excessive by specified amounts per year and requiring petitioners to reduce the rates accordingly. 43 P.U.R. (N.S.) 205. The Circuit Court of Appeals...

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