John E. Rennie v. Ann Klein (Rennie IV)
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
720 F.2d 266 (1983)
A class-action suit for violations of constitutional rights related to the forceful administration of antipsychotic drugs was filed by John E. Rennie (plaintiff), on behalf of patients committed at five New Jersey mental hospitals. Ann Klein (defendant), commissioner of the Department of Human Services (the department), sought review of the Third Circuit’s 1981 decision (Rennie III) with the United States Supreme Court. The United States Supreme Court remanded the case to the Third Circuit with orders for the court to consider the decision in light of Youngberg v. Romeo. Three judges joined in the plurality opinion, three judges filed separate concurrences, and one judge dissented.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Garth, J.)
Concurrence (Weis, J.)
Concurrence (Seitz, C.J.)
Concurrence (Adams, J.)
Dissent (Gibbons, J.)
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