Patrick v. Burget

PETITIONER: Patrick
RESPONDENT: Burget
LOCATION: Federal Bureau of Prisons

DOCKET NO.: 86-1145
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

CITATION: 486 US 94 (1988)
ARGUED: Feb 22, 1988
DECIDED: May 16, 1988

ADVOCATES:
Barbee B. Lyon - on behalf of the Petitioner
Thomas M. Triplett - on behalf of the Respondents

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - February 22, 1988 in Patrick v. Burget

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - May 16, 1988 in Patrick v. Burget

Thurgood Marshall:

In the third case, Patrick versus Burget is here on certiorari to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

We hold that the state action doctrine does not protect positions in the state or on the ground from federal antitrust liability for the activities or fee service of peer-review-committees.

Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the Ninth Circuit.

Justice Blackmun took no part in consideration or decision of this case.

Believe it or not, this one is otherwise unanimous.