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HAWAII v. STANDARD OIL CO. OF CALIFORNIA ET AL.

405 U.S. 251

No. 70-49. Argued October 21, 19 -- Decided March 1, 1972

CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT.

Section 4 of the Clayton Act does not authorize a State to sue for damages for an injury to its general economy allegedly attributable to a violation of the antitrust laws. Pp. 257-266.

431 F.2d 1282, affirmed.

Marshall, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Burger, C. J., and Stewart, White, and Blackmun, JJ., joined. Douglas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. 266. Brennan, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Douglas, J., joined post, p. 270. Powell and Rehnquist, JJ., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.


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