Bruner v. United States
343 U.S. 112 (1952)

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Bruner v. United States, 343 U.S. 112 (1952)

Bruner v. United States

No. 391

Argued January 30, 1952

Decided March 2, 1952

343 U.S. 112


The Act of October 31, 1951, 65 Stat. 727, amending 28 U.S.C. § 1346 so as to withdraw the jurisdiction of federal district courts over actions against the United States to recover compensation for official services of "employees," applies to actions pending on the effective date of the amendment. Pp. 343 U. S. 113-117.

(a) When a law conferring jurisdiction is repealed without any reservation of jurisdiction over pending cases, all pending cases fall with the law. Insurance Co. v. Ritchie, 5 Wall. 541. Pp. 343 U. S. 115-117.

(b) A different result is not required by the provision of 1 U.S.C. § 109 that "repeal of any statute shall not have the effect to release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under such statute." P. 343 U. S. 117.

189 F.2d 255, affirmed.

Petitioner's action against the United States to recover compensation for official services was dismissed by the District Court. The Court of Appeals affirmed. 189 F.2d 255. This Court granted certiorari. 342 U.S. 858. Affirmed, p. 343 U. S. 117.

Page 343 U. S. 113

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