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BLAKELY v. WASHINGTON

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Because the facts supporting the defendant's exceptionally harsh sentence were neither admitted by the defendant, nor found by a jury, the sentence...
06/24/2004 02-1632

SCHRIRO v. SUMMERLIN

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The rule set out by the Court in Ring v. Arizona, 536 U.S. 548, requiring the existence of an aggravating factor to be proved to the jury rather than...
06/24/2004 03-526

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

INTEL CORP. v. ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.

United States Supreme Court
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, International Law, International Trade
In an anti-trust case, USC Section 1782(a) authorizes, but does not require a district court to compel discovery requested by an adverse party to be...
06/21/2004 02-572

HIIBEL v. SIXTH JUDICIAL DIST. COURT OF NEVADA

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for failing to identify himself while detained by a police officer under suspicious circumstances in violation of a state "stop...
06/21/2004 03-5554

AETNA HEALTH INC. v. DAVILA

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, ERISA, Health Law, Insurance Law
Plaintiff's state causes of action, alleging HMO's failure to exercise ordinary care for the plaintiff's health by failing to cover the cost of...
06/21/2004 02-1845

PLILER v. FORD

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
A district court is not required to warn a pro se plaintiff bringing a habeas petition that it could not consider motions to stay unless plaintiff...
06/21/2004 03-221

F. HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE LTD. v. EMPAGRAM

United States Supreme Court
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, International Law
Where price-fixing affects customers within and outside the U.S., but both these effects are independent, the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act...
06/14/2004 03-724

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE v. SUDERS

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
To establish "constructive discharge," plaintiff must prove a work environment so hostile as to merit resignation as a fitting response. Defendants...
06/14/2004 03-95

HIBBS v. WINN

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Tax Law
Tax Injunction Act did not bar plaintiffs' challenge to a state tax law providing for credits for payments made to school tuition organizations that...
06/14/2004 02-1809