Puerto Rico v. Branstad
The Precedent Of Kentucky V. Dennison, The Case Of Ronald Calder, A Different Era
Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa, et al.
That the Governor of Iowa was in violation of the Constitution's Extradition Clause for failing to extradite Ronald Calder, a fugitive from justice in Puerto Rico.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Lino J. Saldana
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Brent R. Appel
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall (writing for the Court), Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
23 June 1987
The Supreme Court unanimously held that the federal courts must have the authority to order a governor to comply with the Constitution's Extradition Clause.
The case allowed federal courts more authority to command compliance from states, overturning the long-held precedent set by Kentucky v. Dennison (1861), a Civil War era states' rights case.
- Kentucky v. Dennison, 65 U.S. 66 (1861).
- Ashwander v. Tennessee Valley Authority, 297 U.S. 288 (1936).
U.S. Department of State (http:travel.state.gov.arrest.html)
- Biskupic, Joan, and Elder Witt, eds. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1996.
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