United States Seventh Circuit - August 2001 Opinion Summaries

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AM. FED'N OF GOV'T EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 2119 v. RUMSFELD

United States Seventh Circuit
Government Contracts
The Arsenal Act at 10 USC 4532, requiring the Army to conduct cost analysis comparing the economic efficiency of using government employees for...
08/21/2001 00-3512

RANDAZZO v. HARRIS BANK PALATINE, N.A.

United States Seventh Circuit
Consumer Protection Law
The voluntary payment doctrine precludes a plaintiff from recovering money paid under a misunderstanding about his legal rights when he was relying on...
08/21/2001 00-2915

US v. QUILLING

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Where the defendant stated that it was his residence, the jury could properly find constructive possession of handgun ammunition found in the bedroom.
08/20/2001 01-1314

LICARI v. CITY OF CHICAGO

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
The fact that a defendant has a defense against one claim in the suit that is unavailable against a second claim does not give the defendant a right...
08/20/2001 01-1708

CRABTREE v. NAT'L STEEL CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure
Even if the voluminous nature of discovery material actually produced should have led the trial court to grant a continuance, where none of the...
08/20/2001 00-1355

VALENZUELA v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Where the evidence included defendant's taped admission that the drugs in question were crack and not rock cocaine, his attorney's failure to object...
08/17/2001 00-2167

US v. SPILLER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Ledgers of drug transactions are admissible as a statement of a party opponent where the government provides evidence that the defendant himself...
08/17/2001 00-3043

DYKEMA v. SKOUMAL

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights
A police informant, with personal experience in drug transactions and knowledge of the inherent dangers, acting on his own volition rather than...
08/17/2001 00-2787

LINNEMEIR v. BD. OF TRS. OF PURDUE UNIV.

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law
The First Amendment does not forbid a state university from providing a venue for the expression of views antagonistic to conventional Christian...
08/16/2001 01-3002

JOHNSON v. LITSCHER

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure
An allegation that a transfer to a maximum security prison was in retaliation for successfully suing the prison is "harassment made possible by the...
08/15/2001 00-2978