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NELSON v. CAMPBELL

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
When challenging confinement conditions in prison, 42 U.S.C. section 1983 is an appropriate vehicle to bring an Eighth Amendment claim seeking a...
05/24/2004 03-6821

THORNTON v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
When a lawful custodial arrest of an automobile's occupant is made, the Fourth Amendment allows a contemporaneous search of the vehicle's passenger...
05/24/2004 03-5165

SABRI v. US

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
18 U.S.C. section 666(a)(2), which proscribes bribery of officials of entities that receive at least $10,000 in federal funds, does not require proof...
05/17/2004 03-44

TENNESSEE STUDENT ASSISTANCE CORP. v. HOOD

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Education Law
Bankruptcy court's discharge of a student loan debt guaranteed by a state entity does not implicate the state's Eleventh Amendment immunity; the Court...
05/17/2004 02-1606

TENNESSEE v. LANE

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law
As it applies to the class of cases implicating the fundamental right of access to the courts, Title II of the ADA constitutes a valid exercise of...
05/17/2004 02-1667

TILL v. SCS CREDIT CORP.

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law
Four justices conclude that the "prime-plus" or "formula rate" best meets the purposes of the Bankruptcy Code's cram down provision; because the...
05/17/2004 02-1016

GRUPO DATAFLUX v. ATLAS GLOBAL GROUP, L.P.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure
A party's postfiling change in citizenship cannot cure a lack of subject-matter jurisdiction that existed at the time of filing in a diversity action.
05/17/2004 02-1689

MIDDLETON v. MCNEIL

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The state court did not err when it found that, considering the instructions on voluntary manslaughter and imperfect self-defense in their entirety,...
05/03/2004 03-1028

SCARBOROUGH v. PRINCIPI

United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Government Benefits, Government Law
A timely application for attorney's fees per 28 U.S.C. section 2412(d)may be amended after the 30-day filing period has run to cure an initial failure...
05/03/2004 02-1657

JONES v. R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS CO.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
A cause of action "arises under an Act of Congress enacted" after December 1, 1990 - and therefore is governed by 28 U.S.C. section 1658's four-year...
05/03/2004 02-1205