Baxter v. Palmigiano

RESPONDENT: Palmigiano
LOCATION: Detroit Police Headquarters

DOCKET NO.: 74-1187
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

CITATION: 425 US 308 (1976)
ARGUED: Dec 15, 1975
DECIDED: Apr 20, 1976

Ronald A. Dwight - for petitioners
Stephen J. Fortunato, Jr. - for respondent
William Douglas Stein -
William Bennett Turner -

Facts of the case


Media for Baxter v. Palmigiano

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - December 15, 1975 in Baxter v. Palmigiano

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - April 20, 1976 in Baxter v. Palmigiano

Warren E. Burger:

The judgments and opinion of the court in 74-1187, Baxter against Palmigianon and the related case, 74-1194, Enomoto against Clutchette will be announced by Mr. Justice White.

Byron R. White:

Baxter case, sir, is here from the Court of Appeals from the First Circuit and the Enomoto case is here from the Ninth Circuit.

Both cases involve questions of constitutional dimension with respect to disciplinary proceedings in state prisons and these issues in turn involve questions of interpretation application of our decision of a term or two ago in Wolf against McDonald.

We reverse both judgments.

The reasons are given in the opinion which we have filed with the clerk.

Mr. Justice Brennan along with Mr. Justice Marshall has filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part.

Mr. Justice Stevens to fill part in the consideration or decision of the cases.

Warren E. Burger:

Thank you, Mr. Justice White.