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
Michael K. Consedine - for appellees
William D. Eggers - for appellants
Facts of the case
Media for O'Brien v. SkinnerAudio 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.