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Vitek v. Jones, 436 U.S. 407 (1978)

Vitek v. Jones

No. 77-888

Argued April 24, 1978

Decided May 23, 1978

436 U.S. 407

Syllabus

District Court's judgment that a Nebraska statute authorizing a state prisoner's transfer to a state mental hospital without his consent was unconstitutional as applied to plaintiff prisoners, including appellee, in an action challenging the statute's validity, is vacated, and the case is remanded for consideration of mootness, where it appears that appellee has accepted parole for the purpose of receiving, and is receiving, psychiatric care at a Veterans Hospital.

437 F.Supp. 569, vacated and remanded.


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