Carey v. Piphus
United States Supreme Court
435 U.S. 247 (1978)
In these consolidated cases, Jarius Piphus and Silas Brisco (plaintiffs) were suspended from public schools without being given a hearing and/or opportunity to be heard on the merits of the suspensions. The district court held that the plaintiffs were suspended without procedural due process in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983. However, the district court did not award the plaintiffs any damages. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed and remanded, holding that even if the suspensions were justified, the plaintiffs should be entitled to recover substantial “nonpunitive” damages. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Powell, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 160,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,700 briefs, keyed to 186 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.