United States Seventh Circuit - September 2004 Opinion Summaries

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GILDON v. BOWEN

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Plaintiff-prisoner's habeas corpus claim is dismissed as untimely under the one-year period of limitations pursuant to 28 U.S.C. section 2244(d).
09/30/2004 03-2076

BOYD v. ILLINOIS STATE POLICE

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment against plaintiffs' employment discrimination claim is affirmed where their work transfer did not violate the state transfer statute...
09/30/2004 02-2880

US v. ZINGSHEIM

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence is vacated where the district judge ignored, rather than denied, the prosecutor's motion that defendant receive a lower sentence...
09/29/2004 04-1671, 04-1695

CHRISTOPHER v. BUSS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Defendant-prisoner's suit, claiming that defendant-correctional facility violated the Eighth Amendment by failing to correct a "protrusive lip" on the...
09/29/2004 02-4044

GONTCHAROVA v. ASHCROFT

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Plaintiff's petition for review is granted where the Immigration Judge unreasonably applied the corroboration rule, which requires an asylum applicant...
09/29/2004 03-1641

NADER v. KEITH

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Elections
The district court's denial of a preliminary injunction, which would require the State of Illinois to place plaintiff's name on the ballot for the...
09/29/2004 04-3183

MARTIN v. EVANS

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Defendant's murder conviction is affirmed over his challenges that 1) he was denied effective assistance of counsel, 2) the trial court abused its...
09/27/2004 03-2228

FRNAKLIN v. CITY OF EVANSTON

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Defendant-City violated plaintiff's right to procedural due process where its policy does not allow plaintiff an opportunity to defend himself against...
09/27/2004 03-2127

HASANAJ v. ASHCROFT

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Denial of plaintiff's petition for review is affirmed where plaintiff's claim that he was threatened at gunpoint by a gang of socialists who also set...
09/27/2004 02-4348

SULLIVAN v. CBS CORP.

United States Seventh Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Trademark
In a trademark dispute over the mark "Survivor," plaintiff-rock band cannot show any likelihood of confusion or dilution with defendant's use of the...
09/24/2004 02-2058