No. 73-918.

417 U.S. 817 (1974)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 24, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Herman Schwartz argued the cause for appellants in No. 73-918. With him on the briefs were Alvin J. Bronstein and Melvin L. Wulf.

John T. Murphy, Deputy Attorney General of California, argued the cause for appellees in No. 73-918 and for appellants in No. 73-754. With him on the briefs were Evelle J. Younger, Attorney General, Jack R. Winkler, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Edward P. O'Brien, Assistant Attorney General, and Jean M. Bordon, Deputy Attorney General. Stanley A. Bass argued the cause for appellees in No. 73-754. With him on the brief were Jack Greenberg and Charles Stephen Ralston.

MR. JUSTICE STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court.

These cases are here on cross-appeals from the judgment of a three-judge District Court in the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs in the District Court were four California prison inmates—Booker T. Hillery, Jr., John Larry Spain, Bobby Bly, and Michael Shane Guile—and three professional journalists—Eve Pell, Betty Segal, and Paul Jacobs. The defendants were Raymond K. Procunier...

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