Cass v. United States

PETITIONER: Cass
RESPONDENT: United States
LOCATION: Robinson's car during a traffic stop

DOCKET NO.: 73-604
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1972-1975)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

CITATION: 417 US 72 (1974)
ARGUED: Apr 16, 1974
DECIDED: May 28, 1974

ADVOCATES:
Arthur B. Hanson - for petitioner in No. 73 604
William A. Dougherty - for petitioners in No. 73 5661
William L. Patton, Jr. - for respondents

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Media for Cass v. United States

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - April 16, 1974 in Cass v. United States

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - May 28, 1974 in Cass v. United States

Warren E. Burger:

The disposition of number 73-604, Cass against the United States and 73-5661, Adams against the Secretary of the Navy will be announced by Mr. Justice White.

Byron R. White:

These cases come here on certiorari to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

That court disagreed with court of claims on the interpretation of a Federal Statute granting readjustment paid to certain reserve officers when they are involuntarily released from the service.

The question is the length of time that an officer must serve before qualifying for readjustment to pay.

For the reasons stated in an opinion we have filed, we agree with Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and therefore affirm the judgment.

Mr. Justice Douglas dissents.

He agrees with the Court of Claims and would reverse of Court of Appeals.

Warren E. Burger:

Thank you Mr. Justice White.