Federal Communications Commission v. American Broadcasting Company

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United States Supreme Court

347 U.S. 284

Federal Communications Commission  v.  American Broadcasting Company

 Argued: Feb. 1, 1954. --- Decided: April 5, 1954

The Federal Communications Commission, concurrently with the Department of Justice, has power to enforce the statute prohibiting the broadcasting of any lottery or similar scheme offering prizes dependent upon lot or chance, but its power in such respect is limited by the scope of the statute. 18 U.S.C.A. § 1304.

Mr. J. Roger Wollenberg, Washington, D.C., for appellant.

Mr. Alfred McCormack, New York City, for appellee in No. 117.

Mr. Paul W. Williams, New York City, for appellee in No. 118.

Mr. Max Freund, New York City, for appellee in No. 119.

Mr. Chief Justice WARREN delivered the opinion of the Court.


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