Skinner v. Oklahoma - Significance, Oklahoma Prisoner Sterilization, Marriage And Procreation Rights, Impact, Further Readings
State of Oklahoma
That a state law authorizing sterilization of selected felons held in the Oklahoma penitentiary violates the Fourteenth Amendment's due process of law guarantee.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioner
W. J. Hulsey, H. I. Aston, Guy L. Andrews
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Mac Q. Williamson, Attorney General of Oklahoma
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, James Francis Byrnes, William O. Douglas (writing for the Court), Felix Frankfurter, Robert H. Jackson, Frank Murphy, Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts, Harlan Fiske Stone
Date of Decision
6 May 1942
Unanimously upheld Skinner's claim and overturned two lower courts' decisions holding that he was a suitable vasectomy candidate.
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