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Such order of the Chief Justice shall be immediately transmitted to the clerk of the circuit court in which said cause is pending, and shall be entered upon the minutes of said court. Thereupon said cause shall at once be set down for reargument and the parties thereto notified in writing by the clerk of said court of the action of the court and the date fixed for the reargument thereof. The provisions of this section shall apply to all causes and proceedings in all courts now pending, or which may hereafter be brought.
SEC. 2. In every suit in equity pending or hereafter brought in any (circuit court)? of the United States under any of said Acts, wherein the United States is complainant, including cases submitted but not yet decided, an appeal from the final decree of the circuit court will lie only to the Supreme Court and must be taken within sixty days from the entry thereof: Provided, That in any case where an appeal may have been taken from the final decree of a circuit court to the circuit court of appeals before this Act takes effect, the case shall proceed to a final decree therein, and an appeal may be taken from such decree to the Supreme Court in the manner now provided by law. (32 Statutes at Large, 823; 36 Statutes at Large, 854.)
VII, WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY
Act of February 25, 1903, Chap. 755 (Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1904) Sec. 1. For the enforcement of the provisions of the Act entitled " An Act to regulate commerce," approved February fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and all Acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto, and of the Act entitled “ An Act to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies,” approved July second, eighteen hundred and ninety, and all Acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto, and sections seventythree, seventy-four, seventy-five, and seventy-six, of the Act entitled “ An Act to reduce taxation, to provide revenue for the government, and other purposes," approved August twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, to be immediately available, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not heretofore appropriated, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney-General in the employment of special counsel and agents of the Department of Justice to conduct proceedings, suits and prosecutions under said Acts in the courts of the United States:
i See note, page 116.
Provided, That no person shall be prosecuted or be subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter, or thing concerning which he may testify or produce evidence, documentary or otherwise, in any proceeding, suit or prosecution under said Acts:
Provided further, That no person so testifying shall be exempt from prosecution or punishment for perjury committed in so testifying. (32 Statutes at Large, 904.)
Act of June 30, 1906, Chap. 3920
Under the immunity provisions in the Act entitled “ An Act in relation to testimony before the Interstate Commerce Commission," and so forth, approved February eleventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, in section six of the Act entitled “ An Act to establish the Department of Commerce and Labor," approved February fourteenth, nineteen hundred and three, and in the Act entitled “An Act to further regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the States," approved February nineteenth, nineteen hundred and three, and in the Act entitled “ An Act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and for other purposes,” approved February twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and three, immunity shall extend only to a natural person who, in obedience to a subpoena, gives testimony under oath or produces evidence, documentary or otherwise, under oath.
(34 Statutes at Large, 798.)
Act of March 3, 1913, Chap. 114
An Act Providing for Publicity in Taking Evidence under
the Act of July second, eighteen hundred and ninety
In the taking of depositions of witnesses for use in any suit in equity brought by the United States under the Act entitled "An Act to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies," approved July second, eighteen hundred and ninety, and in the hearings before any examiner or special master appointed to take testimony therein, the proceedings shall be open to the public as freely as are trials in open court; and no order excluding the public from attendance on any such proceedings shall be valid or enforceable. (37 Statutes at Large, 731.)