RESPONDENT: United States
LOCATION: The Department of Health and Human Services
DOCKET NO.: 89-1918
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1990-1991)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
CITATION: 500 US 257 (1991)
ARGUED: Jan 08, 1991
DECIDED: May 23, 1991
Christopher J. Wright - on behalf of the Respondent
Rudolph L. di Trapano - on behalf of the Petitioner
Facts of the case
Media for McCormick v. United StatesAudio Transcription for Oral Argument - January 08, 1991 in McCormick v. United States
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - May 23, 1991 in McCormick v. United States
William H. Rehnquist:
The opinions of the Court in two cases will be announced by Justice White.
Byron R. White:
The first of these cases is 89-1918, McCormick against the United States.
For the reasons stated in an opinion on file with the Clerk, we reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Justice Scalia has filed a concurring opinion; Justice Stevens had filed a dissenting opinion, and Justices Blackmun and O'Connor have joined that dissent.