Burdick v. Takushi

PETITIONER: Burdick
RESPONDENT: Takushi, Director Of Elections Of Hawaii, et al.
LOCATION: Burning Cross at residence

DOCKET NO.: 91-535
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1991-1993)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

CITATION: 504 US 428 (1992)
ARGUED: Mar 24, 1992
DECIDED: Jun 08, 1992

ADVOCATES:
Arthur N. Eisenberg - on behalf of the Petitioner
Steven S. Michaels - on behalf of the Respondents

Facts of the case

Question

Media for Burdick v. Takushi

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - March 24, 1992 in Burdick v. Takushi

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 08, 1992 in Burdick v. Takushi

William H. Rehnquist:

I have the opinion of the Court to announce in No. 91-535 Burdick against Takushi.

This case involves Hawaii's prohibition against Write-in voting and its primaries.

In an opinion authored by Justice White, we hold that this provision does not infringe on petitioner's rights to vote under the First or Fourteenth Amendments.

Justice Kennedy has filed a dissenting opinion in which Justice Blackmun and Justice Stevens concur.