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US v. KELLER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for being a felon in possession of a weapon is affirmed, the district court's grant of a downward departure in his sentence is...
07/21/2004 03-3789

SHARIF v. WELLNESS INT'L NETWORK, LTD.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
In a case involving an alleged illegal pyramid scheme, dismissal of the suit for want of prosecution is vacated and the denial of a motion to compel...
07/21/2004 03-3944

US v. MISCELLANEOUS FIREARMS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In an illegal possession of firearms case, defendant's appeal is rejected where the word "any," as it appears in a federal statute, does not require...
07/21/2004 03-4311

CONNER v. MCBRIDE

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The Court affirmed the denial of defendant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus because defendant-inmate raised three meritless points of error on...
07/20/2004 03-1951

US v. SIMS

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant filed a motion under Fed. R. Crim. P. 41(g) to retrieve seized property, and the Court affirmed the district court's ruling because...
07/20/2004 02-4138

US v. BOOKER

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant challenges his sentence on the ground that the sentencing guidelines violate the Sixth Amendment insofar as they permit the judge to find...
07/20/2004 03-4225

SEMBIOS v. PHILIPS COMPONENTS

United States Seventh Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Plaintiff unsuccessfully challenged summary judgment against his Age Discrimination claims after failing to present enough evidence to establish a...
07/19/2004 03-1875

CLARK v. LACY

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law
The Court affirmed the district court's grant to stay a derivative shareholder suit brought in federal court, under the abstention doctrine of...
07/19/2004 03-3891

LINDELL v. LITSCHER

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In a civil rights case, the Court reversed summary judgment against defendant on his First Amendment claim, finding that the defendant's confiscation...
07/19/2004 03-2651

US v. JOHNSON

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an attempt to lure a child into performing in a pornographic film, defendant unsuccessfully challenged his indictment, claiming that the government...
07/19/2004 03-2183