Burford v. Sun Oil Co.,
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319 U.S. 315 (1943)
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U.S. Supreme Court
Burford v. Sun Oil Co., 319 U.S. 315 (1943)
Burford v. Sun Oil Co.
Argued February 8, 9, 1943
Reargued April 14, 15, 1943
Decided May 24, 1943*
319 U.S. 315
CERTIORARI TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
1. Jurisdiction by appeal from a state administrative body cannot be conferred on the federal District Court by a state statute. P. 319 U. S. 317.
2. A federal court having jurisdiction, whether by diversity of citizenship or by federal question, of a suit to enjoin enforcement of an
administrative order of a state commission, may, in its sound discretion, refuse such relief if to grant it would be prejudicial to the public interest. P. 319 U. S. 317.
3. It is in the public interest that federal courts of equity should exercise their discretionary power with proper regard for the independence of state governments in carrying out their policies. P. 319 U. S. 318.