LOCATION: Wall Street Journal Corporate Headquarters
DOCKET NO.: 86-7059
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
CITATION: 487 US 285 (1988)
ARGUED: Mar 22, 1988
DECIDED: Jun 24, 1988
Facts of the case
Media for Patterson v. IllinoisAudio 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.