47 U.S.C. § 402 : US Code - Section 402: Judicial review of Commission's orders and decisions

    (a) Procedure
      Any proceeding to enjoin, set aside, annul, or suspend any order
    of the Commission under this chapter (except those appealable under
    subsection (b) of this section) shall be brought as provided by and
    in the manner prescribed in chapter 158 of title 28.
    (b) Right to appeal
      Appeals may be taken from decisions and orders of the Commission
    to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
    in any of the following cases:
        (1) By any applicant for a construction permit or station
      license, whose application is denied by the Commission.
        (2) By any applicant for the renewal or modification of any
      such instrument of authorization whose application is denied by
      the Commission.
        (3) By any party to an application for authority to transfer,
      assign, or dispose of any such instrument of authorization, or
      any rights thereunder, whose application is denied by the
      Commission.
        (4) By any applicant for the permit required by section 325 of
      this title whose application has been denied by the Commission,
      or by any permittee under said section whose permit has been
      revoked by the Commission.
        (5) By the holder of any construction permit or station license
      which has been modified or revoked by the Commission.
        (6) By any other person who is aggrieved or whose interests are
      adversely affected by any order of the Commission granting or
      denying any application described in paragraphs (1), (2), (3),
      (4), and (9) of this subsection.
        (7) By any person upon whom an order to cease and desist has
      been served under section 312 of this title.
        (8) By any radio operator whose license has been suspended by
      the Commission.
        (9) By any applicant for authority to provide interLATA
      services under section 271 of this title whose application is
      denied by the Commission.
        (10) By any person who is aggrieved or whose interests are
      adversely affected by a determination made by the Commission
      under section 618(a)(3) of this title.
    (c) Filing notice of appeal; contents; jurisdiction; temporary
      orders
      Such appeal shall be taken by filing a notice of appeal with the
    court within thirty days from the date upon which public notice is
    given of the decision or order complained of. Such notice of appeal
    shall contain a concise statement of the nature of the proceedings
    as to which the appeal is taken; a concise statement of the reasons
    on which the appellant intends to rely, separately stated and
    numbered; and proof of service of a true copy of said notice and
    statement upon the Commission. Upon filing of such notice, the
    court shall have jurisdiction of the proceedings and of the
    questions determined therein and shall have power, by order,
    directed to the Commission or any other party to the appeal, to
    grant such temporary relief as it may deem just and proper. Orders
    granting temporary relief may be either affirmative or negative in
    their scope and application so as to permit either the maintenance
    of the status quo in the matter in which the appeal is taken or the
    restoration of a position or status terminated or adversely
    affected by the order appealed from and shall, unless otherwise
    ordered by the court, be effective pending hearing and
    determination of said appeal and compliance by the Commission with
    the final judgment of the court rendered in said appeal.
    (d) Notice to interested parties; filing of record
      Upon the filing of any such notice of appeal the appellant shall,
    not later than five days after the filing of such notice, notify
    each person shown by the records of the Commission to be interested
    in said appeal of the filing and pendency of the same. The
    Commission shall file with the court the record upon which the
    order complained of was entered, as provided in section 2112 of
    title 28.
    (e) Intervention
      Within thirty days after the filing of any such appeal any
    interested person may intervene and participate in the proceedings
    had upon said appeal by filing with the court a notice of intention
    to intervene and a verified statement showing the nature of the
    interest of such party, together with proof of service of true
    copies of said notice and statement, both upon appellant and upon
    the Commission. Any person who would be aggrieved or whose interest
    would be adversely affected by a reversal or modification of the
    order of the Commission complained of shall be considered an
    interested party.
    (f) Records and briefs
      The record and briefs upon which any such appeal shall be heard
    and determined by the court shall contain such information and
    material, and shall be prepared within such time and in such manner
    as the court may by rule prescribe.
    (g) Time of hearing; procedure
      The court shall hear and determine the appeal upon the record
    before it in the manner prescribed by section 706 of title 5.
    (h) Remand
      In the event that the court shall render a decision and enter an
    order reversing the order of the Commission, it shall remand the
    case to the Commission to carry out the judgment of the court and
    it shall be the duty of the Commission, in the absence of the
    proceedings to review such judgment, to forthwith give effect
    thereto, and unless otherwise ordered by the court, to do so upon
    the basis of the proceedings already had and the record upon which
    said appeal was heard and determined.
    (i) Judgment for costs
      The court may, in its discretion, enter judgment for costs in
    favor of or against an appellant, or other interested parties
    intervening in said appeal, but not against the Commission,
    depending upon the nature of the issues involved upon said appeal
    and the outcome thereof.
    (j) Finality of decision; review by Supreme Court
      The court's judgment shall be final, subject, however, to review
    by the Supreme Court of the United States upon writ of certiorari
    on petition therefor under section 1254 of title 28, by the
    appellant, by the Commission, or by any interested party
    intervening in the appeal, or by certification by the court
    pursuant to the provisions of that section.