Massachusetts v. Westcott

PETITIONER: Massachusetts
RESPONDENT: Westcott
LOCATION: City of Philadelphia

DOCKET NO.: 75-1775
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

CITATION: 431 US 322 (1977)
ARGUED: Jan 17, 1977
DECIDED: May 23, 1977

ADVOCATES:
Vetter -
Whitehead -

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - January 17, 1977 in Massachusetts v. Westcott

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - May 23, 1977 in Massachusetts v. Westcott

Warren E. Burger:

In 75-1775, Massachusetts against Westcott for reasons stated in opinion for the Court filed this morning, the judgement of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is vacated.

The case is remanded for further consideration in light of Douglas against Seacoast Products decided today.

In this case, Mr. Justice Rehnquist concurs in a judgment of the Court under the authority of Douglas against Seacoast products.