Burns v. Reed

LOCATION:The Department of Health and Human Services

DOCKET NO.: 89-1715
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1990-1991)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

CITATION: 500 US 478 (1991)
ARGUED: Nov 28, 1990
DECIDED: May 30, 1991

Michael R. Lazerwitz – on behalf of the United States, as amicus curiae, supporting the Respondent
Michael K. Sutherlin – on behalf of the Petitioner
Robert S. Spear – on behalf of the Respondent

Facts of the case


Media for Burns v. Reed

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument – November 28, 1990 in Burns v. Reed

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – May 30, 1991 in Burns v. Reed

William H. Rehnquist:

The opinion of the Court in No. 89-1715 Burns against Reed will be announced by Justice White.

Byron R. White:

For the reasons stated in an opinion on file with the clerk, the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in this case is affirmed in part and reversed in part.

Justice Scalia joined by Justice Blackmun has filed a dissenting opinion.

And Justice Marshall has joined part III of Justice Scalia’s opinion.