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CASTRO v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
A federal court cannot recharacterize a pro se litigant's motion as a first section 2255 motion unless it first informs the litigant of its intent to...
12/15/2003 02-6683

MARYLAND v. PRINGLE

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Finding cocaine in the back armrest when defendant was a front-seat passenger in a car being driven by its owner was sufficient to establish probable...
12/15/2003 02-809

MCCONNELL v. FED. ELECTION COMM'N

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002's two principal, complementary features - Congress's effort to plug the soft-money loophole and its...
12/10/2003 02-1674

VIRGINIA v. MARYLAND

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Water Law
The Black-Jenkins Award, which established the boundaries of control of the Potomac River, gives Virginia sovereign authority, free from regulation by...
12/09/2003 129

US v. BANKS

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case in which the defendant challenges search warrant, the Ninth Circuit's holding that there was no justification for forcible entry is reversed...
12/02/2003 02-473

RAYTHEON CO. v. HERNANDEZ

United States Supreme Court
Labor & Employment Law
The Ninth Circuit improperly applied a disparate-impact analysis to plaintiff's disparate-treatment claim and improperly focused on factors that...
12/02/2003 02-749