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Youngberg v. Romeo
United States Supreme Court
457 U.S. 307 (1982)
Romeo (plaintiff), a mentally disabled man, suffered serious physical injuries in a Pennsylvania mental institution. Romeo alleged due-process violations of his right to bodily safety, to freedom from restraint, and to habilitation, or training. The district court refused to consider the case on due-process grounds, opting instead for cruel-and-unusual-punishment review. The district court found against Romeo. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Powell, J.)
Concurrence (Burger, C.J.)
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