LOCATION: City of Brookfield: City Hall
DOCKET NO.: 87-336
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
CITATION: 486 US 517 (1988)
ARGUED: Mar 21, 1988
DECIDED: Jun 13, 1988
Facts of the case
Media for Van Cauwenberghe v. BiardAudio Transcription for Oral Argument - March 21, 1988 in Van Cauwenberghe v. Biard
Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 13, 1988 in Van Cauwenberghe v. Biard
William H. Rehnquist:
The opinions of the Court in two cases, No. 87-336, Van Cauwenberghe versus Biard, No. 87-498, Berkovitz versus United States will be announced by Justice Marshall.
The first case is here on certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
We hold in that case that neither an order denying a motion to dismiss based on an extradited person’s claim that he is immune from civil process nor an order denying a motion to dismiss on the ground of forum non conveniens is a collateral order subject to appeal as a final judgment under 28 U.S.C. 1291.
We therefore affirm the judgment of the Court of Appeals.