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LY v. HANSEN

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Immigration Law
The district court's grant of habeas relief to a deportable criminal alien is affirmed where the government failed to show a strong special...
11/26/2003 01-3016

US v. MALVEAUX

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's appeal of denial by court to suppress contraband and cash is affirmed. Police officers, acting in good faith, relied upon a legally...
11/21/2003 02-5382

SSWAJJE v. ASHCROFT

United States Sixth Circuit
Immigration Law
The Board of Immigration Appeals committed no error of fact or law and did not abuse its discretion when it dismissed petitioner's appeal as untimely...
11/21/2003 02-3558

US v. BELL

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Trial court's judgment and defendant's sentence affirmed on the ground that defendant failed to preserve his right to appeal the district court-s...
11/21/2003 02-1329

BOWMAN v. CORR. CORP. OF AM.

United States Sixth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Lower court's holding that defendant's conduct was actionable and unconstitutional is reversed as plaintiff had no standing upon which to bring such a...
11/21/2003 00-6719

US v. OLAN-NAVARRO

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Judgment of district court denying defendant's eighth amendment claim is affirmed. A sentence of fifty-seven months is not grossly disproportionate to...
11/21/2003 01-5309

LEARY v. DAESCHNER

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Education Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment as to plaintiffs' First Amendment retaliation claims are reversed where there is a genuine issue of material fact as to whether...
11/19/2003 01-6118

CAVER v. STRAUB

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Plaintiff's claim for ineffective assistance of counsel is affirmed as plaintiff's attorney was not present during jury re-instruction, a "critical...
11/19/2003 01-2649

US v. BLASZAK

United States Sixth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for selling testimony in a pending civil case, in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 201(c)(3)is affirmed where the statute does not implicate...
11/18/2003 02-3678

NEWTON v. MILLION

United States Sixth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The district court's grant of habeas relief is reversed where there is no precedent to suggest that a criminal defendant's right to present a defense...
11/17/2003 01-6116