United States v. Wilson

PETITIONER: United States
RESPONDENT: Wilson
LOCATION: Twenty-Second Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Tammany

DOCKET NO.: 73-1162
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1972-1975)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

CITATION: 421 US 309 (1975)
ARGUED: Dec 17, 1974
DECIDED: May 19, 1975

ADVOCATES:
Gerald P. Norton - argued the cause for the United States
John S. Martin, Jr. - argued the cause for the respondent Bryan
Sheila Ginsberg - for respondent Wilson
Sheila Ginsberg Riesel - argued the cause for the respondent Wilson

Facts of the case

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Media for United States v. Wilson

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - December 17, 1974 in United States v. Wilson

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - May 19, 1975 in United States v. Wilson

Warren E. Burger:

I have the judgment and opinion to announce in 73-1162, United States against Wilson and Bryan.

And for reasons stated in an opinion filed with the clerk today, the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is reversed.

Mr. Justice Blackmun with whom Mr. Justice Rehnquist joins filed a concurring opinion.

Mr. Justice Brennan with whom Mr. Justice Douglas and Mr. Justice Marshall joined filed a dissenting opinion.