United States Third Circuit - February 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Common Cause of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Government Law
In a suit challenging a short-lived Pennsylvania statute, Act 44, that increased salaries for state legislators, executive officials and state judges,...
02/26/2009 06-3391

Saudi Amer. Bank v. Shaw Group, Inc.

United States Third Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Contracts
In a bankruptcy action, district court's grant of plaintiff's motion for summary judgment is affirmed in part and reversed and remanded where: 1)...
02/24/2009 05-2717

Ndayshimiye v. Atty. Gen. of the United States

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law
Petition for review of rejection of Rwandan citizens' asylum application is denied where plaintiff's failed to show their past persecution was...
02/24/2009 07-3201

Homa v. Amer. Express Co.

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
In a class action, district court's dismissal of plaintiffs' complaint with prejudice in favor of individual arbitration is reversed where: 1) the...
02/24/2009 07-2921

Pub. Citizen Health v. OSHA

United States Third Circuit
Administrative Law
In a challenge to a standard promulgated by OSHA to regulate the occupational exposure of workers to the toxic substance hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)),...
02/23/2009 06-1818

US v. Blackmon

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and money laundering is affirmed where: 1) there was no clear error in the district court's application...
02/23/2009 07-4237

Ponta-Garcia v. Att'y Gen. of the US

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Immigration Law
Petition for review of reinstatement of removal order is granted and the reinstatement determination is vacated and remanded where plaintiff contested...
02/20/2009 07-2551

Lin-Zheng v. Attorney Gen. of the US

United States Third Circuit
Health Law, Immigration Law
Upon en banc review, the circuit court finds that section 601(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) clearly...
02/19/2009 07-2135

US v. Green

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for distribution of cocaine base are vacated and remanded for a new trial where: 1) the district court erred in admitting the...
02/18/2009 06-2468

Burkey v. Marberry

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Dismissal of a habeas petition is affirmed where petitioner's release from Bureau of Prisons (BOP) custody caused the pending petition, which...
02/18/2009 07-4782
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