No. 473.

337 U.S. 346 (1949)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 13, 1949.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Assistant Attorney General Vanech argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Perlman, Philip Elman, Roger P. Marquis, Fred W. Smith and Floyd L. France.

Ward B. McCarthy argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE BURTON delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question presented is whether the United States, as the owner of Bellevue Houses, a defense-housing project in the District of Columbia is a "landlord" within the meaning of the District of Columbia Emergency Rent Act,1 with particular reference to rights of occupancy and rates of rental. For the reasons to be stated, we hold that it is not.

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