Robinson v. California
Decision, Significance, Cruel And Unusual Punishment, The Consequences, The Anti-drug Abuse Act Of 1986
State of California
That the state violated his Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights, which protect him from cruel and unusual punishment, because the state of California sentenced him to 90 days in jail for having a drug addiction.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
S. Carter McMorris
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
William E. Doran
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart (writing for the Court), Earl Warren
Tom C. Clark, Byron R. White (Felix Frankfurter did not participate)
Date of Decision
25 June 1962
- Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905).
- Whipple v. Martinson, 256 U.S. 41 (1921).
- Powell v. Texas, 392 U.S. 514 (1968).
"Report on Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy." United States Sentencing Commission, http://www.ussc.gov.
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