LYNAUGH v. PETTY - 480 U.S. 699 (1987)


U.S. Supreme Court

LYNAUGH v. PETTY, 480 U.S. 699 (1987)

480 U.S. 699

LYNAUGH, INTERIM DIRECTOR, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS v. PETTY
CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT

No. 85-1656.

Argued March 3, 1987
Decided March 25, 1987

Charles A. Palmer, Assistant Attorney General of Texas, argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Jim Mattox, Attorney General, Mary F. Keller, Executive Assistant Attorney General, and F. Scott McCown and William C. Zapalac, Assistant Attorneys General.

John R. Breihan by appointment of the Court, 479 U.S. 808, argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*

PER CURIAM.

The writ of certiorari is dismissed as improvidently granted.

[Footnote *] Larry W. Yackle and George Kannar filed a brief for the American Civil Liberties Union et al. as amici curiae urging affirmance.

Page 480 U.S. 699, 700



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