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US v. West

United States Third Circuit
Sentencing, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentencing of defendant to 120 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a stolen firearm, 18 U.S.C. section...
04/29/2011 09-2860

Kindler v. Horn

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a petition for habeas relief involving the adequacy of Pennsylvania's fugitive forfeiture rule for habeas purposes, judgment of the district court...
04/29/2011 03-9010, 03-9011

Abu-Jamal v. Secretary PA Dept Corr.

United States Third Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a petition for habeas relief arising from the capital sentence of defendant, a journalist convicted of killing a police officer, the judgment of...
04/26/2011 01-9014

Patel v. Atty Gen USA

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law, Administrative Law, Administrative Law
In a petition for review of a denial of a motion to reopen a removal order entered in absentia, petition is denied because petitioner, a native and...
04/25/2011 10-1554

US v. Maurer

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentencing of defendant for possession of child pornography, 18 U.S.C. section 2252A(a)(5)(B), is upheld because imposition by district...
04/22/2011 10-3049

Yuan v. Atty Gen USA

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law, Civil Procedure, Evidence
In a petition for review of an order of the BIA denying application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against...
04/22/2011 10-1082

US v. Warren

United States Third Circuit
Evidence, Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Sentencing
Conviction and sentencing of defendant on drug-related offenses is affirmed where district court partially granted motion to suppress, because...
04/21/2011 10-1598

Burns v. PA Dept. of Corrections

United States Third Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Asset Forfeiture, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sanctions, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim arising from a due process challenge to a prison disciplinary conviction, judgment of the district court is affirmed...
04/20/2011 09-2872

Gerard v. DeJongh

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a labor and employment action where plaintiffs claimed deprivation of property interests in their rights to public employment, grant of preliminary...
04/19/2011 09-4579

Scheafnocker v. Comm. IRS

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Tax Law, Administrative Law, Civil Procedure
In a dispute involving a claim of wrongful levy, summary dismissal by district court on the ground that action is time-barred is reversed because...
04/19/2011 08-2655