Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Ashton Phelps argued the cause for appellants in No. 374 and appellees in No. 375. With him on the brief were Charles E. Dunbar, Jr., Henry N. Ess and James C. Wilson.
By special leave of Court, John T. Cahill argued the cause for the Birmingham News et al., as amici curiae, urging reversal. With him on the brief were Thurlow M. Gordon, Neil C. Head, Wilson W. Wyatt and Hubert Hickam.
Acting Solicitor General Stern argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Walter J. Cummings, Jr., then Solicitor General, Acting Assistant Attorney General Hodges, Charles H. Weston, Victor H. Kramer and Baddia J. Rashid.
By special leave of Court, Edward O. Proctor argued the cause and filed a brief for the Post Publishing Company of Boston, as amicus curiae, supporting the Government.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE CLARK delivered the opinion of the Court.
At issue is the legality under the Sherman Act of the Times-Picayune Publishing Company's contracts for the sale of newspaper classified and general display advertising space. The Company in New Orleans owns and publishes the morning Times-Picayune and the evening States. Buyers of space for general display and classified advertising in its publications may purchase only...
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