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ASHCROFT v. ACLU

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Cyberspace Law
The Court upheld a preliminary injunction barring the enforcement of the Child Online Pornography Act, because the statute likely violates the First...
06/29/2004 03-218

SOSA v. ALVAREZ-MACHAIN

United States Supreme Court
Injury & Tort Law, International Law
The Federal Tort Claims Act's exception to waiver of sovereign immunity for claims arising in a foreign country bars claims based on any injury...
06/29/2004 03-339

HOLLAND v. JACKSON

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Concerning a habeas petition, the Sixth Circuit erred in holding that the state court's application of Strickland was unreasonable on evidence not...
06/28/2004 03-1200

RASUL v. BUSH

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, International Law, Military Law
United States courts have jurisdiction to consider challenges to the legality of the detention of foreign nationals captured abroad in connection with...
06/28/2004 03-334

RUMSFELD v. PADILLA

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The Court lacked jurisdiction over plaintiff's habeas petition, because the U. S. Secretary of State, against whom the petition was brought, was not...
06/28/2004 03-1027

MISSOURI v. SEIBERT

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Where an officer intentionally withheld Miranda warnings, obtained a confession, then issued Miranda warnings and elicited a second confession, the...
06/28/2004 02-1371

HAMDI v. RUMSFELD

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Habeas Corpus, Military Law
Where a U.S. citizen was detained for allegedly fighting against the U.S. in Afghanistan as an enemy combatant, due process demands that he be given a...
06/28/2004 03-6696

US v. PATANE

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Failure to give as suspect full Miranda warnings does not require the suppression of the physical fruits of the suspect's unwarned, voluntary...
06/28/2004 02-1183

BEARD v. BANKS

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Concerning a capital prisoner's habeas petition, the Court found its decision in Mills v. Maryland, 486 U.S. 367, announced a new rule of...
06/24/2004 02-1603

CHENEY v. U.S. DIST. COURT FOR DIST. OF COLUMBIA

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Government Law
In a case concerning the National Energy Policy Development Group's alleged failure to comply with the Federal Advisory Committee Act's open meeting...
06/24/2004 03-475