O'Brien v. Skinner

PETITIONER: O'Brien
RESPONDENT: Skinner
LOCATION: US Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit

DOCKET NO.: 72-1058
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1972-1975)
LOWER COURT: New York Court of Appeals

CITATION: 414 US 524 (1974)
ARGUED: Nov 06, 1973
DECIDED: Jan 16, 1974

ADVOCATES:
Michael K. Consedine - for appellees
William D. Eggers - for appellants

Facts of the case

Question

Media for O'Brien v. Skinner

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - November 06, 1973 in O'Brien v. Skinner

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - January 16, 1974 in O'Brien v. Skinner

Warren E. Burger:

Mr. Justice Stewart, I have the opinion and judgment of the Court to announce in number 72-1058, O'brien against Skinner.

This is an appeal from a judgment of the New York Court of Appeals.

It involves the right of citizens to register and vote by mail, when they are detained in a jail, either awaiting trial or confined on misdemeanor convictions, but in either case not subject to any voting disability.

For reasons stated in opinion filed this morning, the judgment of the New York Court of Appeals is reversed and the case is remanded for further proceedings, not inconsistent with our opinion of today.