Califano v. Sanders

PETITIONER: Califano
RESPONDENT: Sanders
LOCATION: Complete Auto Transit Inc.

DOCKET NO.: 75-1443
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

CITATION: 430 US 99 (1977)
ARGUED: Jan 11, 1977 / Jan 12, 1977
DECIDED: Feb 23, 1977

ADVOCATES:
Maurice Rosenberg - for petitioner
William A. Kowalski - for respondent

Facts of the case

Question

Media for Califano v. Sanders

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - January 11, 1977 in Califano v. Sanders
Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - January 12, 1977 in Califano v. Sanders

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - February 23, 1977 in Califano v. Sanders

William J. Brennan, Jr.:

In the Califano case, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that neither -- that although Section 205 (g) of the Social Security Act did not authorize judicial review of a decision of the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare not to reopen a previously adjudicated claim for Social Security benefits, Section 10 of the Administrative Procedures Act is an independent draft to District Court's of subject matter jurisdiction to review that decision.

We agree with the Court of Appeals that Section 205 (g) of the Social Security Act does not authorize judicial review of the decision, but we disagree with the Court of Appeals that Section 10 of the Administrative Procedure Act does authorize that review.

Warren E. Burger:

Thank you, Mr. Justice Brennan.

William J. Brennan, Jr.:

I should announce that Mr. Justice Stewart has filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, an opinion in which Chief Justice Burger has joined.

Mr. Justice Stevens took no part in the consideration of decision of the case.

Warren E. Burger:

Thank you again, Mr. Justice Brennan.