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HELLING v. McKINNEY

Docket No.: 91-1958
Argued: January 13, 1993
Decided: June 18, 1993

Topics:

Amendment 8: Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Criminal Procedure, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Bill of Rights, Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause, Due Process, Eighth Amendment, abuse of discretion

PartyNames: HELLING et al. v. McKINNEY
Petitioner: Helling et al.
Respondent: Mckinney

Citation: Frankie Sue Del Papa, Attorney General of Nevada, argued the cause for petitioner
Supreme Court Docket

Helling et al.
v.
Mckinney
509 U.S. 25 (1993)
Other Citations: (113 S.Ct. 2475, 125 L.Ed.2d 22)
Question:

May an inmate sue to prove that his Eighth Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment has been violated by prison officials who act with "deliberate indifference" to the future health risks associated with second-hand smoke?

HELLING v. McKINNEY
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 13, 1993

Holding: .
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for McKinney, 2 vote(s) against
Vote: 7-2
Majority: White,Chief Justice Roberts Rehnquist,Blackmun,Stevens,O'Connor,Kennedy,Souter
Dissenting: Thomas,Scalia
Opinion By:
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