United States v. Washington

PETITIONER: United States
RESPONDENT: Washington
LOCATION: United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

DOCKET NO.: 74-1106
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: District of Columbia Court of Appeals

CITATION: 431 US 181 (1977)
ARGUED: Dec 06, 1976
DECIDED: May 23, 1977

ADVOCATES:
Frederick H. Weisberg - for respondent
William F. Sheehan, III - for petitioner

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - December 06, 1976 in United States v. Washington

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - May 23, 1977 in United States v. Washington

Warren E. Burger:

In 74-1106, United States against Washington for a reason stated in the opinion of the Court filed this morning, the judgment of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals is reversed and the cases remanded for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion.

In this case, Mr. Justice Brennan and Mr. Justice Marshall, joining him, had filed a dissenting opinion.