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US v. CONRAD

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
The prejudicial effect of prosecutor's opening and closing statements, regarding the purpose of a ban on sawed-off shotguns, and testimony from an ATF...
02/28/2003 02-1292

INT'L ASS'N OF FIRE FIGHTERS v. CITY OF CLAYTON

United States Eighth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Tax Law
Firefighters did not have standing to bring an action alleging a city's failure to levy property taxes at a certain rate for contribution to their...
02/28/2003 02-2387

PHILLIPS v. NORRIS

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In an inmate's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim, demotion to segregation and the loss of certain privileges was not an atypical and significant hardship...
02/27/2003 02-1041

US v. ALVAREZ-GONZALEZ

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Even if arresting officers' questions about defendant's immigration status were improper, the district court did not err in finding that discovery of...
02/26/2003 02-3015

S. PINE HELICOPTERS, INC. v. PHOENIX AVIATION MANAGERS, INC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Evidence was sufficient to support jury finding of insurance coverage in a case involving damage to plaintiff's helicopter, and insurer was entitled...
02/26/2003 01-3931/32

CHANDLER v. US AIR FORCE

United States Eighth Circuit
Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law
Section 308 of the Reserve Officers Personnel Act of 1954 did not apply to Air Force officers, and could not provide a basis for plaintiff's claim...
02/25/2003 02-2963

BAKER v. NORRIS

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
No reasons proferred by a prisoner (including inadequate law library access and ineffective assistance of counsel) amounted to the extraordinary...
02/25/2003 02-1499

GEN. TRADING INT'L, INC. v. WAL-MART STORES, INC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts, Cyberspace Law
(Industry: Retail)

Both the terms of parties' agreement for goods sold and the statute of frauds barred enforcement of an alleged oral agreement to reduce the amount...
02/25/2003 02-1947/2064

US v. TERRIQUES

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Postal inspectors had reasonable suspicion based on articulable facts at the time they detained an Express Mail package, and seizure of the package...
02/24/2003 02-3271

MARTIN v. SHELTON

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
An inmate's amended complaint failed to satisfy the imminent-danger-of-serious-physical-injury exception to the Prison Litigation Reform Act's "three...
02/24/2003 02-2770