National Broadcasting Company v. United States (319 U.S. 190)

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National Broadcasting Company v. United States (319 U.S. 190) by Felix Frankfurter
Syllabus
National Broadcasting Co. v. United States, 319 U.S. 190 (1943), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held on May 10, 1943 that the Federal Communications Commission had the power to issue regulations pertaining to associations between broadcasting networks and their affiliated stations, otherwise known as "chain networks." The case is important in the development of American administrative law. — Excerpted from National Broadcasting Company v. United States on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Court Documents
Opinion of the Court
Dissenting Opinion
Murphy

United States Supreme Court

319 U.S. 190

NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY  v.  UNITED STATES

 Argued: and Submitted Feb. 10, 11, 1943. --- Decided: May 10, 1943

Appeals from the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

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Mr. John T. Cahill, of New York City, for appellant National Broadcasting Co.

Mr. E. Willoughby Middleton, of Rochester, N.Y., for appellant Stromberg-Carlson Telephone Mfg. Co.

Mr. Charles E. Hughes, Jr., of New York City, for appellant Columbia Broadcasting System.

Mr. Charles Fahy, Sol. Gen., of Washington, D.C., for appellees United States and Federal Communications Commission.

Mr. Louis G. Caldwell, of Washington, D.C., for appellee Mutual Broadcasting System, Inc.

Mr. George Link, Jr., of New York City, for American Ass'n of Advertising Agencies, amicus curiae.

Mr. Justice FRANKFURTER delivered the opinion of the Court.

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