Ingraham et al. v. Wright et al.
Significance, Cruel And Unusual Punishment?, "the Openness Of The School Environment", "punishments So Barbaric And Inhumane"
James Ingraham and Roosevelt Andrews, students at Drew Junior High School, Dade County, Florida
Willie J. Wright, principal at Drew Junior High School; Lemmie Deliford, assistant principal; Solomon Barnes, assistant to the principal; Edward L. Whigham, superintendent of the Dade County School System
That the corporal punishment they had received at Drew Junior High School had deprived them of their constitutional rights under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioners
Bruce S. Rogow
Chief Lawyer for Respondents
Frank A. Howard, Jr.
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (writing for the Court), William H. Rehnquist, Potter Stewart
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
19 April 1977
That the punishment did not constitute a deprivation of the petitioners' constitutional rights--although its admitted severity might entitle them to criminal penalties in the Florida courts.
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