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FEDERAL MAR. COMM'N v. S. CAROLINA STATE PORTS AUTH.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Admiralty, Constitutional Law
State sovereign immunity bars the Federal Maritime Commission from adjudicating a private party's complaint against the South Carolina State Ports...
05/28/2002 01-46

FESTO CORP. v. SHOKETSU KINZOKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI CO., LTD.

United States Supreme Court
Intellectual Property, Patent
Prosecution history estoppel may apply to any claim amendment made to satisfy the Patent Act's requirements, not just to amendments made to avoid the...
05/28/2002 00-1543

BELL v. CONE

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
State court's finding, that defense counsel's failure to present mitigating evidence against imposition of the death penalty, and waiver of final...
05/28/2002 01-400

GISBRECHT v. BARNHART

United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Government Benefits
42 U.S.C. section 406(b)(1)(A), authorizing that an attorney representing a Social Security claimant receive 25 percent of "past-due" benefits...
05/28/2002 01-131

US v. COTTON

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Omission from a federal indictment of a fact enhancing the statutory maximum sentence (here quantity of drugs) does not justify a court of appeals to...
05/20/2002 01-687

ALABAMA v. SHELTON

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A suspended sentence which may result in deprivation of liberty may not be imposed unless the defendant was accorded the assistance of counsel in the...
05/20/2002 00-1214

VERIZON MARYLAND INC. v. PUB. UTIL. COMM'N OF MARYLAND

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Public Utilities
Jurisdiction is found under 28 U.S.C. section 1331, for a local-exchange carrier's claim that a state public utility commission's order, requiring...
05/20/2002 00-1531

LAPIDES v. BD. OF REGENTS OF UNIV. SYS. OF GEORGIA

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
A state waives its Eleventh Amendment immunity when it voluntarily invokes federal court jurisdiction by removing a case from state court to federal...
05/13/2002 01-298

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC. v. FED. COMMUNICATIONS COMM'N

United States Supreme Court
Communications Law, Public Utilities
The FCC can require state utility commissions to set rates charged by incumbent telephone service carriers for leased elements on a forward-looking...
05/13/2002 00-511

CITY OF LOS ANGELES v. ALAMEDA BOOKS, INC.

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law
City may reasonably rely on a 1977 study, showing increased crime rates in an area with the largest concentration of adult establishments, to...
05/13/2002 00-799