Wingo v. Wedding

PETITIONER: Wingo
RESPONDENT: Wedding
LOCATION: Bureau of Indian Affairs

DOCKET NO.: 73-846
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1972-1975)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

CITATION: 418 US 461 (1974)
ARGUED: Apr 22, 1974
DECIDED: Jun 26, 1974

ADVOCATES:
Joseph G. Glass - for respondent
James M. Ringo - for petitioner

Facts of the case

Question

Media for Wingo v. Wedding

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - April 22, 1974 in Wingo v. Wedding

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 26, 1974 in Wingo v. Wedding

Warren E. Burger:

The disposition of 73-846, Wingo against Wedding will be announced by Mr. Justice Brennan.

William J. Brennan, Jr.:

In this case, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that the District judges must personally conduct evidentiary hearings in federal habeas corpus cases and are not authorize -- and may not authorize full-time federal magistrates to hold such evidentiary hearings for them.

We agree and affirm.

The Chief Justice has filed a dissenting opinion in which Mr. Justice White has joined.

Warren E. Burger:

Thank you, Mr. Justice Brennan.