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MUHAMMAD v. CLOSE

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Court of Appeal's dismissal of prisoner's section 1983 action is reversed where the rule in Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U. S. 477 (1994), which requires...
02/25/2004 02-9065

USPS v. FLAMINGO INDUS. (USA) LTD.

United States Supreme Court
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Government Law
Plaintiff is not subject to antitrust liability. In both form and function, it is not a separate antitrust person from the US but is part of the...
02/25/2004 02-1290

LOCKE v. DAVEY

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Education Law
Washington State's exclusion of the pursuit of a devotional theology degree from its otherwise-inclusive scholarship aid program does not violate the...
02/25/2004 02-1315

BANKS v. DRETKE

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
When police or prosecutors conceal significant exculpatory or impeaching material in the State's possession, e.g., by withholding evidence that would...
02/24/2004 02-8286

OLYMPIC AIRWAYS v. HUSAIN

United States Supreme Court
Injury & Tort Law, International Law, Transportation
(Industry: Travel & Leisure)

Defendant is liable for the death of an international passenger because its conduct here constitutes an "accident" under Article 17 of the Warsaw...
02/24/2004 02-1348

GEN. DYNAMICS LAND SYS., INC. v. CLINE

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
The ADEA's text, structure, purpose, history, and relationship to other federal statutes show that the statute does not mean to stop an employer from...
02/24/2004 02-1080

DOE v. CHAO

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
Plaintiff must prove some actual damages to qualify for the minimum statutory award under the Privacy Act of 1974. His uncorroborated claim of...
02/24/2004 02-1377

GROH v. RAMIREZ

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
The search of plaintiffs' ranch was clearly unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment. The warrant was plainly invalid, failing to describe with...
02/24/2004 02-811

ILLINOIS v. FISHER

United States Supreme Court

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
02/23/2004 03-374