Berkovitz v. United States

PETITIONER: Berkovitz
RESPONDENT: United States
LOCATION: Pima County Jail

DOCKET NO.: 87-498
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT:

CITATION: 486 US 531 (1988)
ARGUED: Apr 19, 1988
DECIDED: Jun 13, 1988

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - April 19, 1988 in Berkovitz v. United States

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Thurgood Marshall:

The other case of Berkovitz is here on certiorari to the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In that case, we hold that the discretionary function exception of the Federal Tort Claims Act does not bar petitioner's suit.

Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the Third Circuit.