No. 81-1581.

461 U.S. 238 (1983)

103 S.Ct. 1741

75 L.Ed.2d 813


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 26, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael A. Lilly, First Deputy Attorney General of Hawaii, argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the brief was James H. Dannenberg, Deputy Attorney General.

Robert Gilbert Johnston argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Clayton C. Ikei.*

JUSTICE BLACKMUN delivered the opinion of the Court.

The issue in this case is whether the transfer of a prisoner from a state prison in Hawaii to one in California implicates a liberty interest within the meaning of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.



Respondent Delbert Kaahanui Wakinekona is serving a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole as a result...

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