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FERGUSON v. CITY OF CHARLESTON

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
The use of law enforcement to coerce pregnant women into substance abuse treatment does not justify a hospital conducting drug tests and turning the...
03/21/2001 99-936

CIRCUIT CITY STORES, INC. v. ADAMS

United States Supreme Court
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
The Federal Arbitration Act, at 9 USC 1, does not exempt all employment contracts subject to Congress' commerce power, but rather only the employment...
03/21/2001 99-1379

EGELHOFF v. EGELHOFF

United States Supreme Court
ERISA
29 USC 1144(a) preempts state statutes which directly conflict with ERISA's requirements that plans be administered in accordance with plan documents,...
03/21/2001 99-1529

TRAFFIX DEVICES, INC. v. MKTG DISPLAYS, INC.

United States Supreme Court
Intellectual Property
A mechanism for keeping portable signs erect in a high wind, which has not otherwise established secondary meaning in its trade dress, is a functional...
03/20/2001 99-1571

SHAFER v. SOUTH CAROLINA

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
Where a the does not instruct the jury that a life sentence would be without parole, Simmons v. South Carolina, 512 US 154 (1994), applies and due...
03/20/2001 00-5250

BUFORD v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
18 USC 3742(e) requires appellat courts to give due deference to a district court's application of a Sentencing Guideline term to undisputed facts,...
03/20/2001 99-9073

DEPT. OF THE INTERIOR v. KLAMATH WATER USERS PROTECTIVE ASS'N

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Evidence, Indian Law
Communications between Indian tribes and the Department of the Interior are not exempt under 5 USC 552(b)(5) from FOIA's disclosure requirements as...
03/05/2001 99-1871