Morris v. Slappy

PETITIONER: Morris
RESPONDENT: Slappy
LOCATION: Mobile, Alabama

DOCKET NO.: 81-1095
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1981-1986)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

CITATION: 461 US 1 (1983)
ARGUED: Dec 01, 1982
DECIDED: Apr 20, 1983

ADVOCATES:
Dane R. Gillette - on behalf of the Petitioner
Michael B. Bassi - on behalf of the Respondent

Facts of the case

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Media for Morris v. Slappy

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - December 01, 1982 in Morris v. Slappy

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - April 20, 1983 in Morris v. Slappy

Warren E. Burger:

I have the judgment and opinion of the Court to announce in Morris against Slappy and for reason stated in the opinion the Court filed with the clerk this morning, the judgment of the Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit is reversed.

And the case is remanded to that Court with directions to reinstate the judgment of the District Court.

Justice Brennan has filed a separate opinion concurring in the judgment in which Justice Marshall has joined.

And Justice Blackmun has filed a separate opinion concurring the judgment in which Justice Stevens has joined.