Torres v. Oakland Scavenger Company

PETITIONER: Torres
RESPONDENT: Oakland Scavenger Company
LOCATION: Eastern Michigan District Court in Detroit

DOCKET NO.: 86-1845
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT:

CITATION: 487 US 312 (1988)
ARGUED: Feb 23, 1988
DECIDED: Jun 24, 1988

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - February 23, 1988 in Torres v. Oakland Scavenger Company

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.

Thurgood 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.