Williams v. Brown

LOCATION:Metropolitan Correctional Center

DOCKET NO.: 78-357
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

CITATION: 446 US 236 (1980)
REARGUED: Oct 29, 1979
DECIDED: Apr 22, 1980
ARGUED: Mar 19, 1979

Charles S. Rhyne – for appellants in No. 77-1844
Eric Schnapper – for appellees in No. 78-357
James U. Blacksher – for appellees in No. 77-1844
James P. Turner – for the United States, as amicus curiae, in support of appellees in both cases
William H. Allen – for appellants in No. 78-357

Facts of the case


Media for Williams v. Brown

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – April 22, 1980 in Williams v. Brown

Warren E. Burger:

I have the disposition to announce in No.78-357, Williams against Brown by a per curiam opinion which is filed with the clerk this morning.

The judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is vacated and the case is remanded to that court for further proceedings in light of the decision announced today in City of Mobile against Bolden.

Mr. Justice Blackmun filed a concurring opinion.

Mr. Justice Brennan, Mr. Justice White, and Mr. Justice Marshall, each filed a dissenting opinion.