RESPONDENT: Oakland Scavenger Company
LOCATION: Eastern Michigan District Court in Detroit
DOCKET NO.: 86-1845
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
CITATION: 487 US 312 (1988)
ARGUED: Feb 23, 1988
DECIDED: Jun 24, 1988
Facts of the case
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Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 24, 1988 in Torres v. Oakland Scavenger Company
William H. Rehnquist:
The opinion of the Court in No. 86-1845, Torres against Oakland Scavenger Company will be announced by Justice Marshall.
This case is here on certiorari to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Here, we hold that failure to file a Notice of Appeal in compliance with the specificity requirement of Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 3(c) presents a jurisdictional bar to that appeal.
The judgment of the Court of Appeals is therefore affirmed.
Justice Scalia has filed an opinion concurring in the judgment and Justice Brennan has filed a dissenting opinion.