Clemons v. Mississippi

PETITIONER: Clemons
RESPONDENT: Mississippi
LOCATION: Oregon Department of Human Resources

DOCKET NO.: 88-6873
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT: Supreme Court of Mississippi

CITATION: 494 US 738 (1990)
ARGUED: Nov 28, 1989
DECIDED: Mar 28, 1990

ADVOCATES:
Kenneth S. Resnick - on behalf of the Petitioner
Marvin L. White, Jr. - on behalf of the Respondent

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - November 28, 1989 in Clemons v. Mississippi

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - March 28, 1990 in Clemons v. Mississippi

William H. Rehnquist:

The opinion of the Court in No. 88-6873, Clemons against Mississippi will be announced by Justice White.

Byron R. White:

For the reasons stated in an opinion on file with the Clerk, we vacate and remand the decision of the Supreme Court of Mississippi in this case.

Justices Brennan and Blackmun have each filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part; Justices Brennan, Marshall, and Stevens join Justice Blackmun’s opinion.