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LAWRENCE v. TEXAS

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Texas law criminalizing two people of the same sex from engaging in private, consensual sex is unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court's decision in...
06/26/2003 02-102

NIKE, INC. v. KASKY

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection Law
The court's writ of certiorari is dismissed as being improvidently granted, and the case is sent back to California's state courts for further...
06/26/2003 02-575

GEORGIA v. ASHCROFT

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Elections
A section 2 vote dilution violation under the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. section 1973 is not an independent reason to deny section 5 preclearance....
06/26/2003 02-182

STOGNER v. CALIFORNIA

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
California's law extending the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex-related child abuse, which had the effect of revising previously time-barred...
06/26/2003 01-1757

WIGGINS v. SMITH

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
An objective review of the performance by a criminal defendant's counsel in a capital case shows that the client's Sixth Amendment rights were...
06/26/2003 02-311

US v. AM. LIBRARY ASS'N, INC.

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Cyberspace Law
Public libraries' use of internet filtering software does not violate their patrons' First Amendment rights, thus the Children's Internet Protection...
06/23/2003 02-361

GRATZ v. BOLLINGER

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Education Law
The manner in which a university uses racial preferences in undergraduate admissions is not narrowly tailored to achieve an asserted compelling state...
06/23/2003 02-516

GRUTTER v. BOLLINGER

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Education Law
A state law school's narrowly tailored use of race in admissions decisions, to further a compelling state interest in obtaining the educational...
06/23/2003 02-241

AM. INS. ASS'N v. GARAMENDI

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Insurance Law, International Law
California's Holocaust Victim Insurance Relief Act of 1999, requiring any insurer doing business in that state to disclose information about certain...
06/23/2003 02-722

GREEN TREE FIN. CORP. v. BAZZLE

United States Supreme Court
Banking Law, Class Actions, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
An arbitrator must determine whether contracts between a commercial lender and its customers, containing a clause providing for arbitration of all...
06/23/2003 02-634