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Miller v. French

Docket No.: 99-224
Argued: April 18, 2000
Decided: June 19, 2000
Consolidated with: United States v. French, No. 99-582

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 3696, Criminal Procedure, Article I, Bankruptcy, Due Process, Eighth Amendment, Eleventh Amendment, Fifth Amendment, murder, preliminary injunction, separation of powers

PartyNames: NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in the preliminary print of the United States Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D. C. 20543, of any typographical or other formal errors, in order that corrections may be made before the preliminary print goes to press. MILLER, SUPERINTENDENT, PENDLETON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, et al. v. FRENCH, et al.
Petitioner: Miller
Respondent: French

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 178 F.3d 437
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Miller
v.
French
530 U.S. 327 (2000)
Other Citations: 120 S.Ct. 2246147 L.Ed.2d 326 (530 U.S.
Question:

Does the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995's "automatic stay" provision preclude courts from exercising their equitable powers to enjoin such a stay? Does the provision violate the constitutional separation-of-powers doctrine?

Miller v. French
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 18, 2000

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Miller, 4 vote(s) against
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