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JOHNSON v. CALIFORNIA

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Strict scrutiny is the proper standard of review for an equal protection challenge to the California Department of Corrections' unwritten policy of...
02/23/2005 03-636

STEWART v. DUTRA CONSTR. CO.

United States Supreme Court
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
A dredge, which is a floating platform used to remove silt from the ocean floor, is a "vessel" for purposes of the Longshore and Harbor Workers'...
02/22/2005 03-814

SMITH v. MASSACHUSETTS

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
Under the Double Jeopardy Clause, a judge's acquittal of a defendant, midway through a jury trial, precludes the judge from reconsidering that...
02/22/2005 03-8661