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LAMIE v. US TRUSTEE

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law
Bankruptcy Code section 330(a)(1) does not authorize compensation awards to debtors' attorneys from estate funds, unless they are employed as...
01/26/2004 02-693

FELLERS v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
The absence of an "interrogation" did not foreclose the accused's claim that jailhouse statements should have been suppressed as fruits of the...
01/26/2004 02-6320

ALASKA DEP'T OF ENVTL. CONSERVATION v. EPA

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Construction, Environmental Law
The Clean Air Act authorizes defendant to stop construction of a major pollutant emitting facility permitted by a state authority when it finds that...
01/21/2004 02-658

KONTRICK v. RYAN

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
A debtor forfeits the right to challenge a creditor's objection to discharge as untimely under Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 4004 if the debtor...
01/14/2004 02-819

FREW v. HAWKINS

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Enforcement of a consent decree that springs from a federal dispute and that furthers the objectives of federal law does not violate the Eleventh...
01/14/2004 02-628

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. v. LAW OFFICES OF CURTIS V. TRINKO, LLP

United States Supreme Court
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications Law
A class action alleging breach of an incumbent local exchange carrier's duty, per the Telecommunications Act of 1996, to share its network with...
01/13/2004 02-682

ILLINOIS v. LIDSTER

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Transportation
Brief highway checkpoint stops, when appropriately tailored by police seeking information about a crime of considerable public concern that was in all...
01/13/2004 02-1060

SEC v. EDWARDS

United States Supreme Court
Securities Law
An investment scheme promising a fixed rate of return can be an "investment contract" and thus a "security" subject to the federal securities laws....
01/13/2004 02-1196