United States v. Public Utilities Commission of California/Concurrence Black

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345 U.S. 295

United States  v.  Public Utilities Commission of California

 Argued: Jan. 14, 1953. --- Decided: April 6, 1953

Mr. Justice BLACK, concurring.

The question involved in both these cases is whether the Federal Power Commission or the Public Utilities Commission of California has power to regulate certain sales of electricity. The California Supreme Court here sustained an order of the State Commission regulating the sales. The Court of Appeals has sustained an order of the Federal Commission. California Electric Power Co. v. Federal Power Commission, 199 F.2d 206. I agree with the Ninth Circuit for the reasons it gave and consequently concur here in reversal of the Supreme Court of California's contrary holding.


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