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United States v. Winstar

Docket No.: 95-865
Argued: April 24, 1996
Decided: July 1, 1996

Topics:

12 U.S.C. 1464, Economic Activity, Governmental Liability, Contract Clause, Due Process, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Social Security Act, property rights

PartyNames: UNITED STATES v. WINSTAR CORP. et al. Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Winstar

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
Supreme Court Docket

United States
v.
Winstar
518 U.S. 839 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 2432135 L.Ed.2d 964 (518 U.S.
Question:

Can the federal government be sued by thrifts that were sent into financial trouble when Congress changed the computation of required reserves after the Federal Home Loan Bank Board encouraged actions based on premise that the rules would not change?

United States v. Winstar
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 24, 1996

Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Winstar, 2 vote(s) against

United States v. Winstar
Case Documents

1Opinion in United States v. Winstar
2Opinion in United States v. Winstar
Additional documents for this case are pending review.