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FTC V. KLESNER, 274 U. S. 145 (1927)

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FTC v. Klesner, 274 U.S. 145 (1927)

Federal Trade Commission v. Klesner

No. 211

Argued March 10, 1927

Decided April 18, 1927

274 U.S. 145


The provision of the Federal Trade Commission Act, § 5, conferring jurisdiction on the circuit courts of appeals to enforce, set aside, or modify orders of the Commission, should be construed as conferring like jurisdiction upon the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia respecting orders to be enforced in that District. P. 274 U. S. 154.

So held in view of the parallelism between the Supreme Court of the District and the Court of Appeals, as federal courts, on the one hand, and the district courts and circuit courts of appeals on the other; the fact that the jurisdiction to assist the Commission in compelling evidence which the Act confers on the District

Page 274 U. S. 146

Courts conferred also on the District Supreme Court, through § 61 of the Code, D.C., and the additional consideration that enforcement of the Act in the District, as intended, is dependent on the construction of § 5 above indicated.

6 F.2d 701 reversed.

Certiorari (269 U.S. 545) to a judgment of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia which dismissed, for want of jurisdiction, an application of the Federal Trade Commission based on § 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, for a decree to enforce an order of the Commission commanding Klesner to desist from a method of doing business in the District of Columbia which the Commission found to be an unfair method of competition.

Page 274 U. S. 148

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