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HELLER v. DOE

Docket No.: 92-351
Argued: March 22, 1993
Decided: June 24, 1993

Topics:

Due Process, Due Process, Miscellaneous, ADA, Due Process, Eighth Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, Fourteenth Amendment, disparate treatment, privacy, probable cause

PartyNames: Syllabus HELLER, SECRETARY, KENTUCKY CABINET FORHUMAN RESOURCES v. DOE, by his mother and next friend, DOE, et al.
Petitioner: Syllabus Heller, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet Forhuman Resources
Respondent: Doe, By His Mother And Next Friend, Doe, et al.

Citation: 965 F. 2d 109
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Syllabus Heller, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet Forhuman Resources
v.
Doe, By His Mother And Next Friend, Doe, et al.
509 U.S. 312 (1993)
Other Citations: (113 S.Ct. 2637, 125 L.Ed.2d 257)
Question:

Do Kentucky's involuntary commitment procedures for retarded persons violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?

HELLER v. DOE
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 22, 1993

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Heller, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet For Human Resources, 4 vote(s) against
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Kennedy,Chief Justice Roberts Rehnquist,White,Scalia,Thomas
Concurring: O'Connor
Dissenting: O'Connor,Blackmun,Souter,Stevens
Opinion By:
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