United States v. Salerno
Significance, Background, Rights Of The Community V. Rights Of The Individual, Further Resistance To The Bail Reform Act
Anthony Salerno, Vincent Cafaro
That the federal court can order someone who presents a danger to others or the community to be held without bail before trial.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Charles Fried, U.S. Solicitor General
Chief Lawyer for Respondents
Anthony M. Cardinale
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Antonin Scalia, Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
26 May 1987
The Supreme Court reversed the court of appeals decision that pretrial detention violated the right to due process of the arrested. The Court found that holding a potentially dangerous person without bail did not violate the right to due process or constitute excessive bail, if the government can supply sufficient evidence to warrant such detention.
- Schall v. Martin, 467 U.S. 253 (1984).
- United States v. Portes, 786 F.2d 758 (1985).
- United States v. Rodriguez, 803 F.2d 1102 (1986).
- United States v. Walker, 805 F.2d 1042 (1986).
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