(Feb. 11, 1903, ch. 544, § 2,32 Stat. 823; Mar. 3, 1911, ch. 231, § 291,36 Stat. 1167; June 9, 1944, ch. 239, 58 Stat. 272; June 25, 1948, ch. 646, § 17,62 Stat. 989; Pub. L. 93–528, § 5,Dec. 21, 1974, 88 Stat. 1709.)
References in Text
The Act entitled “An Act to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies”, approved July 2, 1890, referred to in subsec. (a), is known as the Sherman Act, and is classified to sections
of this title.
Section was previously set out in both this section and in section 45 of former Title 49, Transportation.
1974—Pub. L. 93–528
substituted provisions for appeals to the court of appeals from civil actions in district courts where equitable relief is sought, review by the Supreme Court of judgments of courts of appeals, and for direct appeals to the Supreme Court of cases involving general public importance, for provisions that appeals from final judgments of district courts lie to the Supreme Court only.
1948—Act June 25, 1948, amended section generally to strike out provisions relating to time for appeal, procedure, etc. See sections
, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
1944—Act June 9, 1944, provided for certification of case to circuit court of appeals when there was no quorum of Justices of the Supreme Court qualified to participate in the consideration of the case and for designation of circuit judges in the event of disqualification from hearing the case.
Change of Name
Act Mar. 3, 1911, which transferred the powers and duties of the circuit courts to the district courts, substituted “district court” for “circuit court”.
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment
Pub. L. 93–528
, § 7,Dec. 21, 1974, 88 Stat. 1710
, provided that: “The amendment made by section 5 of this Act [amending this section] shall not apply to an action in which a notice of appeal to the Supreme Court has been filed on or before the fifteenth day following the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 21, 1974]. Appeal in any such action shall be taken pursuant to the provisions of section 2 of the Act of February 11, 1903 (32 Stat. 823
), as amended (15
; [former] 49
U.S.C. 45) which were in effect on the day preceding the date of enactment of this Act.”
Effective Date of 1948 Amendment
Section 38 of act June 25, 1948, provided that the amendment made by that act is effective Sept. 1, 1948.
Effective Date of 1944 Amendment
Act June 9, 1944, ch. 239, 58 Stat. 272
, provided in part: “This Act [this section] shall apply to every case pending before the Supreme Court of the United States on the date of its enactment [June 9, 1944].”
Act Feb. 11, 1903, which enacted sections
of this title, is commonly known as the “Expediting Act”.