Patterson v. Illinois

PETITIONER: Patterson
RESPONDENT: Illinois
LOCATION: Wall Street Journal Corporate Headquarters

DOCKET NO.: 86-7059
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT:

CITATION: 487 US 285 (1988)
ARGUED: Mar 22, 1988
DECIDED: Jun 24, 1988

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - March 22, 1988 in Patterson v. Illinois

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 24, 1988 in Patterson v. Illinois

William H. Rehnquist:

The opinion of the Court in No. 86-7059, Patterson against Illinois will be announced by Justice White.

Byron R. White:

In this case, we affirm the judgment of the Supreme Court of Illinois.

Illinois -- Justice Blackmun has filed a dissenting opinion and has Justice Stevens who is joined by Justices Brennan and Marshall.