Franklin v. Lynaugh

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

Facts of the case


Media for Franklin v. Lynaugh

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument – March 01, 1988 in 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.