Montanye v. Haymes

LOCATION:Federal Power Commission

DOCKET NO.: 74-520
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

CITATION: 427 US 236 (1976)
ARGUED: Apr 21, 1976
DECIDED: Jun 25, 1976

Alvin J. Bronstein – for respondent
Joel Lewittes – for petitioners

Facts of the case

Stephen Haymes, the detainee at the Attica correctional Facility located in New York, was discharged from his appointment on clerk position in the law library. At the afternoon, he organized the signing of the petition by 82 prisoners, aimed to complain that everyone was deprived of the legal aid that was resulted from Haymes removal from the jail library.