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LEE v. KEMNA

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Failure of a criminal defendant to make a written motion for continuance under Missouri Court Rule 24.09 does not constitute adequate state grounds to...
01/22/2002 00-6933

KANSAS v. CRANE

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
A state must show that a sexual offender lacks some ability to control his violent behavior to justify confining him under its sexually violent...
01/22/2002 00-957

NAT'L CABLE & TELECOMM. ASS'N, INC. v. GULF POWER CO.

United States Supreme Court
Communications Law, Cyberspace Law
47 USC 224(b) of the Pole Attachments Act, which requires the Federal Communications Commission to set reasonable rates for attachments to telephone...
01/16/2002 00-832

US v. ARVIZU

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
Under the totality of the circumstances test for investigatory stops, an officer may rely on combination of otherwise innocent observations to briefly...
01/15/2002 00-1519

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMM'N v. WAFFLE HOUSE, INC.

United States Supreme Court
Labor & Employment Law
Arbitration agreement between employer and employee for employment related disputes does not preclude the EEOC from seeking judicial relief on the...
01/15/2002 99-1823

THOMAS v. CHICAGO PARK DIST.

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law
A content-neutral permit scheme regulating uses of a public forum need not have procedural safeguards required for subject matter speech regulations.
01/15/2002 00-1249

CHAO v. MALLARD BAY DRILLING, INC.

United States Supreme Court
Admiralty, Labor & Employment Law
Coast Guard's refusal to regulate working conditions on "uninspected vessels" does not preclude OSHA regulations on those vessels.
01/09/2002 00-927

KELLY v. S. CAROLINA

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence of defendant's violent conduct in prison is relevant to issue of defendant's future danger to society in death penalty cases, such that...
01/09/2002 00-9280

GREAT-WEST LIFE & ANNUITY INS. CO. v. KNUDSON

United States Supreme Court
ERISA
Section 502(a)(3) of ERISA does not allow an employee health plan to seek to impose personal contractual liability on a plan beneficiary under the...
01/08/2002 99-1786

TOYOTA MOTOR MFG., KENTUCKY, INC. v. WILLIAMS

United States Supreme Court
Labor & Employment Law
To be "substantially limited in a major life activity" under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual must have an impairment that prevents...
01/08/2002 00-1089.html