LOCATION:Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation
DOCKET NO.: 86-651
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1987-1988)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
CITATION: 484 US 29 (1987)
ARGUED: Oct 13, 1987
DECIDED: Dec 01, 1987
A. Richard Gear – on behalf of Respondent
David M. Silberman – on behalf of the Petitioners
Media for United Paperworkers Int’l Union, AFL-CIO v. Misco, Inc.
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – December 01, 1987 in United Paperworkers Int’l Union, AFL-CIO v. Misco, Inc.
William H. Rehnquist:
The opinion of the Court in No. 86-651, United Paperworkers International versus Misco will be announced by Justice White.
Byron R. White:
In this case the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit agreed with the District Court at an arbitration award under collective bargaining contract should be set aside because it was contrary to what the Court of Appeals considered to be public policy.
For the reasons stated in an opinion on file with the Clerk, we unanimously hold that the Court of Appeals exceeded its authority in entering its judgment, and hence, its judgment must be reversed.
Justice Blackmun has file a concurring opinion in which Justice Brennan has joined.