Estelle v. Williams

PETITIONER: Estelle
RESPONDENT: Williams
LOCATION: United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare: Social Security Division

DOCKET NO.: 74-676
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

CITATION: 425 US 501 (1976)
ARGUED: Oct 07, 1975
DECIDED: May 03, 1976

ADVOCATES:
Ben L. Aderholt -
Ben Aderholt - for respondent
Dunklin Sullivan - for petitioner

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - October 07, 1975 in Estelle v. Williams

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - May 03, 1976 in Estelle v. Williams

Warren E. Burger:

I have for announcement, the deposition of several cases, in 74-676 Estelle against Williams for reasons stated in an opinion filed with the clerk this morning.

The judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is reversed and the case is remanded.

Mr. justice Powell with whom Mr. Justice Stewart joined filed a concurring opinion.

Mr. Justice Brennan with whom Mr. Justice Marshall joined, filed a descending opinion.

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