Gibbs v. Buck

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Gibbs v. Buck
Decided April 17, 1939
Full case nameGibbs v. Buck
Citations307 U.S. 66 (more)
59 S. Ct. 725; 83 L. Ed. 1111
Holding
1) An association of copyright holders, ASCAP, may sum their collective costs to meet the damages threshold for federal jurisdiction. 2) A motion to dismiss allegations that raise "grave doubts about the constitutionality" of legislation should be denied.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Charles E. Hughes
Associate Justices
James C. McReynolds · Pierce Butler
Harlan F. Stone · Owen Roberts
Hugo Black · Stanley F. Reed
Felix Frankfurter · William O. Douglas
Case opinions
MajorityReed
DissentBlack

Gibbs v. Buck, 307 U.S. 66 (1939), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court had two main holdings. First, an association of copyright holders, ASCAP, may sum their collective costs to meet the damages threshold for federal jurisdiction. Second, a motion to dismiss allegations that raise "grave doubts about the constitutionality" of legislation should be denied.[1]

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  1. ^ Gibbs v. Buck, 307 U.S. 66 (1939)

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