Proceeding under section 5 of its organic act, the Federal Trade Commission issued an order requiring defendants to cease and desist from engaging in certain trade practices. The court of appeals, in its decree affirming the order, directed compliance reports to be filed with the commission within a specified time, reserving jurisdiction to enter further orders. Four years after the compliance reports were filed, the commission, on its own motion, ordered additional reports to show continued compliance. Defendants refused to report, challenging the authority of the commission to issue the order. The district court dismissed suit by the commission for mandatory injunction and penalties, and the court of appeals affirmed. On certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, held, reversed. The commission's order was authorized by the Federal Trade Commission Act and did not violate the constitutional prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. United States v. Morton Salt Co., 338 U.S. 632, 70 S.Ct. 357 (1950).
Charles Myneder S. Ed.,
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW-FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION-CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY AUTHORITY TO ORDER ADDITIONAL COMPLIANCE REPORTS,
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