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Zicarelli v. The New Jersey State Commission of Investigation

The Supreme Court Ruling

On 22 May 1972 the Supreme Court issued its decision. By a vote of 5-2, it affirmed the ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Justice Powell wrote the majority opinion, in which he was joined by Chief Justice Burger, and Justices White, Blackmun, and Stewart. Justices Douglas and Marshall filed dissenting opinions. The remaining justices, Brennan and Rehnquist, did not participate in the consideration or the decision of this case. The majority opinion held on three key points.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1963 to 1972Zicarelli v. The New Jersey State Commission of Investigation - Significance, The Supreme Court Ruling, The Issue Of Immunity, Vagueness Of The Statute