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
Barbee B. Lyon - on behalf of the Petitioner
Thomas M. Triplett - on behalf of the Respondents
Facts of the case
Media for Patrick v. BurgetAudio Transcription for Oral Argument - February 22, 1988 in Patrick v. Burget
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - May 16, 1988 in Patrick v. Burget
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.