Houston v. Lack

LOCATION:Pima County Jail

DOCKET NO.: 87-5428
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)

CITATION: 487 US 266 (1988)
ARGUED: Apr 27, 1988
DECIDED: Jun 24, 1988

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Media for Houston v. Lack

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument – April 27, 1988 in Houston v. Lack

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – June 24, 1988 in Houston v. Lack

William H. Rehnquist:

I have the opinion of the Court to announce in No. 87-5428, Houston against Lack.

This case comes to us on appeal from writ of certiorari from the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and in an opinion authored by Justice Brennan and filed with the clerk today.

The judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed.

Justice Scalia has filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices O’Connor, Kennedy, and I have joined.