Roberts v. Louisiana

PETITIONER: Roberts
RESPONDENT: Louisiana
LOCATION: YMCA of Greater Des Moines

DOCKET NO.: 76-5206
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: Louisiana Supreme Court

CITATION: 431 US 633 (1977)
ARGUED: Mar 28, 1977
DECIDED: Jun 06, 1977

ADVOCATES:
Garland R. Rolling -
Jules E. Orenstein -
Louise Korns -

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - March 28, 1977 in Roberts v. Louisiana

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 06, 1977 in Roberts v. Louisiana

Warren E. Burger:

I have the disposition to announce in 76-5206, Roberts against Louisiana and for reasons stated and an opinion of the Court filed with the clerk this morning.

The judgment of the Supreme Court of Louisiana is reversed insofar as it opposed the death sentence on the petitioner and the case is now remanded to that Court for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.

Mr. Justice Blackmun with whom Mr. Justice White and Mr. Justice Rehnquist joined and filed the dissenting opinion.

Mr. Justice Rehnquist with whom Mr. Justice White joined and filed the dissenting opinion and I have also dissented.