No. 78-1155.

445 U.S. 480 (1980)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 25, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Melvin Kent Kammerlohr, Assistant Attorney General of Nebraska, argued the cause for appellants. With him on the brief was Paul L. Douglas, Attorney General.

Thomas A. Wurtz, by appointment of the Court, 441 U.S. 960, argued the cause and filed a brief for appellee.

MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court, except as to Part IV-B.

The question in this case is whether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment entitles a prisoner convicted and incarcerated in the State of Nebraska to certain procedural protections, including notice, an adversary hearing, and provision of counsel, before he is transferred involuntarily to a state mental hospital for treatment of a mental...

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