LOCATION:Federal Bureau of Prisons
DOCKET NO.: 87-5546
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
CITATION: 487 US 164 (1988)
ARGUED: Mar 01, 1988
DECIDED: Jun 22, 1988
Mark Stevens – on behalf of the Petitioners
William C. Zapalac – on behalf of Respondent
Media for Franklin v. Lynaugh
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – June 22, 1988 in Franklin v. Lynaugh
William H. Rehnquist:
The opinion of the Court in No. 87-5546, Franklin versus Lynaugh, will be announced by Justice White.
Byron R. White:
In this case which is here from the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, six of us agreed that the judgment of the Court of Appeals should be affirmed.
There has not an opinion for the Court, however, I have filed an opinion which the Chief Justice, Justice Scalia, and Justice Kennedy have joined.
Justice O’Connor has filed an opinion concurring in the judgment and Justice Blackmun has joined that opinion.
Justice Stevens has filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Brennan and Marshall have joined.