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OCT. TERM 1997
UNITED STATES REPORTS
THE SUPREME COURT
OCTOBER TERM, 1997
Beginning of Term
October 6, 1997, Through March 2, 1998
FRANK D. WAGNER
reporter of decisions
WASHINGTON : 2000
Printed on Uncoated Permanent Printing Paper
For sale by the U. S. Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328
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SU PREME COURT
during the time of these reports*
WILLIAM H. REHNQUIST, Chief Justice.
JOHN PAUL STEVENS, Associate Justice.
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, Associate Justice.
ANTONIN SCALIA, Associate Justice.
ANTHONY M. KENNEDY, Associate Justice.
DAVID H. SOUTER, Associate Justice.
CLARENCE THOMAS, Associate Justice.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG, Associate Justice.
STEPHEN BREYER, Associate Justice.
LEWIS F. POWELL, Jr., Associate Justice.
WILLIAM J. BRENNAN, Jr., Associate Justice.1
BYRON R. WHITE, Associate Justice.
HARRY A. BLACKMUN, Associate Justice.
officers of the court
JANET RENO, Attorney General.
SETH P. WAXMAN, Solicitor General.2
WILLIAM K. SUTER, Clerk.
FRANK D. WAGNER, Reporter of Decisions.
DALE E. BOSLEY, Marshal.
SHELLEY L. DOWLING, Librarian.
*For notes, see p. iv.
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1 Justice Brennan, who retired effective July 20, 1990 (498 U. S. vii), died
on July 24, 1997. See post, p. vii.
2 The Honorable Seth P. Waxman, of the District of Columbia, was nomi-
nated by President Clinton on September 9, 1997, to be Solicitor General;
the nomination was confirmed by the Senate on November 7, 1997; he was
commissioned and took the oath of office on November 13, 1997. He was
presented to the Court as Acting Solicitor General on October 6, 199