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FED. COMMUNICATIONS COMM'N v. NEXTWAVE PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Law, Communications Law, Copyright, Cyberspace Law, Intellectual Property
Bankruptcy Code section 525 prohibits the FCC from removing licenses held by a debtor in bankruptcy upon the debtor's failure to make timely payments...
01/27/2003 01-653/657

MEYER v. HOLLEY

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Labor & Employment Law, Property Law & Real Estate
The Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. Sections 3604(b), 3605(a), imposes liability without fault upon an employer in accordance with traditional agency...
01/22/2003 01-1120

US v. RECIO

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
A conspiracy does not automatically terminate simply because the government has defeated its object, thus the Ninth Circuit erred in finding that a...
01/21/2003 01-1184

ELDRED v. ASHCROFT

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Congress acted within its authority and did not transgress constitutional limitations in enlarging the duration of copyrights under the Copyright Term...
01/15/2003 01-618

BARNHART v. PEABODY COAL CO.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Labor & Employment Law
An initial assignment of an extant operating company or related entity to a coal industry retiree, for funding of benefits under the Coal Industry...
01/15/2003 01-705

PIERCE COUNTY v. GUILLEN

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
An evidentiary privilege, 23 U.S.C. section 409, which protects information related to certain federal highway safety programs from discovery or...
01/14/2003 01-1229

SATTAZAHN v. PENNSYLVANIA

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
There was no Double Jeopardy bar to the state of Pennsylvania's seeking the death penalty on re-trial, where a defendant convicted of murder and...
01/14/2003 01-7574