Colorado v. Nunez

PETITIONER: Colorado
RESPONDENT: Nunez
LOCATION: Spofford Juvenile Center

DOCKET NO.: 82-1845
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1981-1986)
LOWER COURT: Colorado Supreme Court

CITATION: 465 US 324 (1984)
ARGUED: Jan 17, 1984
DECIDED: Feb 21, 1984

ADVOCATES:
Kenneth H. Stern - on behalf of the Respondent
Steven Leon Bernard - on behalf of the Petitioner

Facts of the case

Question

Media for Colorado v. Nunez

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - January 17, 1984 in Colorado v. Nunez

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - February 21, 1984 in Colorado v. Nunez

Warren E. Burger:

I have the disposition to announce in Colorado against Nunez and it appeared after the oral argument that the judgment of the court below had relied on an independent state grounds.

And accordingly, the writ is dismissed as having been improvidently granted.

Justice White has filed a concurring opinion in which Justice O'Connor and I have joined. Justice Stevens has filed a concurring opinion.