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Edwards v. Balisok

Docket No.: 95-1352
Argued: November 13, 1996
Decided: May 19, 1997

Topics:

Reconstruction Civil Rights Acts (42 USC 1983), Civil Rights, Civil Rights Acts, Liability, Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1983, habeas, habeas corpus

PartyNames: GARY EDWARDS AND TANA WOOD, PETITIONERS v. JERRY B. BALISOK
Petitioner: Edwards et al.
Respondent: Balisok

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 70 F.3d 1277
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Edwards et al.
v.
Balisok
520 U.S. 641 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S. Ct. 1584137 L. Ed. 2d 906 (, )
Question:

May prisoners invoke 42 USC Section 1983 to sue for monetary damages over procedures used to deprive them of good time credit toward early release?

Edwards v. Balisok
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 13, 1996

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Edwards, 0 vote(s) against
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