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United States v. Lanier

Docket No.: 95-1717
Argued: January 7, 1997
Decided: March 19, 1997

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 242, Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Bivens action, Civil Rights Act, Due Process, Eighth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Thirteenth Amendment, judicial review, qualified immunity, separation of powers, willfulness

PartyNames: UNITED STATES, Petitioner, v. David W. LANIER.
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Lanier

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 73 F.3d 1380
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

United States
v.
Lanier
520 U.S. 259 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1219137 L.Ed.2d 432 (520 U.S.
Question:

Did the Court of Appeals use a too demanding standard when it ruled that freedom from sexual assault, as included under the Fourteenth Amendment's due process right to liberty, has never been recognized as a federally protected constitutional right and therefore cannot be the basis for a federal prosecution?

United States v. Lanier
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 07, 1997

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for United States, 0 vote(s) against

United States v. Lanier
Case Documents

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