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LOS ANGELES v. PUB. UTIL. COMM'N., 359 U.S. 119 (1959)

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United States Supreme Court


No. 656

Argued: Decided: March 23, 1959

Appeal dismissed for want of a substantial federal question.

Roger Arnebergh, Alan G. Campbell and Walhfred Jacobson for appellants.

J. Thomason Phelps for appellees. Arthur T. George, Francis N. Marshall, John Robert Jones, Alvin H. Pelavin and Warren A. Palmer for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. et al., appellees.

Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed by John C. Banks, Walter J. Mattison, John C. Melaniphy, J. Elliott Drinard, Claude V. Jones, Charles S. Rhyne and J. Parker Connor for the Member Municipalities of the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers; by Archie L. Walters, M. Tellefson, John H. Lauten, Henry McClernan and Everett M. Glenn for the Cities of Azusa et al., municipal corporations of the State of California; and by A. L. Wirin and Fred Okrand for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.


The motion of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company et al. to be added as parties appellee is granted. The motions to dismiss are granted and the appeal is dismissed for want of a substantial federal question.

MR. JUSTICE BLACK is of the opinion that probable jurisdiction should be noted. [359 U.S. 119, 120]  

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