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Ye v. US

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
In an action arising out of a patient's death shortly after receiving a doctor's assurances, a mere assurance by a state actor cannot be an...
04/30/2007 06-1034

McAleese v. Brennan

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Denial of a habeas petition brought by a prisoner convicted of third-degree murder of his ex-wife as time-barred is affirmed over a primary argument...
04/27/2007 04-1439

Nnadika v. Attorney Gen. of the US

United States Third Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Immigration Law
In the context of the REAL ID Act and the applicability of its jurisdiction-stripping and transfer provisions, only challenges that directly implicate...
04/27/2007 05-3915

US v. Batista

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Feigning mental illness is an appropriate basis for an obstruction of justice enhancement under the United States Sentencing Guidelines.
04/25/2007 05-2949

State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Rosenthal

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In an insurer's declaratory judgment action against an insured alleging that his underinsured motorist claim was time barred by Pennsylvania's...
04/20/2007 06-2158

Albrecht v. Horn

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a death penalty case in which petitioner was found to have killed his wife, mother, and daughter by setting the family home on fire, grant of...
04/19/2007 04-9005, 04-9006

Rendell v. Rumsfeld

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Military Law
In Pennsylvania officials' challenge to the legality of recommendations made by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to deactivate the 111th Fighter...
04/18/2007 05-4740

US v. Robinson

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence pursuant to a guilty plea to cocaine possession with the intent to distribute is affirmed over a meritless claim that the use of hearsay...
04/16/2007 05-5330

Chukwu v. Attorney Gen. of the US

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law
Nigerian citizen's petition for review of a denial of asylum and related relief is granted and the matter remanded where an IJ erred in making an...
04/13/2007 05-4068

US v. Wecht

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Media Law
In the context of local rules limiting attorney speech connected to pending or imminent criminal litigation, the circuit court exercises its...
04/12/2007 06-3098
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