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Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Saudi Basic Indus.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure
The Rooker-Feldman doctrine is confined to cases brought by state-court losers complaining of injuries caused by state-court judgments rendered before...
03/30/2005 03-1696

Rhines v. Weber

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
A district court has discretion to stay a mixed petition for habeas relief to allow a petitioner to present his unexhausted claims to the state court...
03/30/2005 03-9046

Smith v. City of Jackson, Mississippi

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Although the "disparate-impact" theory of recovery, for cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is cognizable under the Age...
03/30/2005 03-1160

City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of N.Y.

United States Supreme Court
Indian Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Defendant-Indian Tribe's reacquisition of historic reservation land does not prohibit the imposition of property taxes since defendant cannot...
03/29/2005 03-855

Jackson v. Birmingham Bd. of Educ.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Title IX's private right of action encompasses claims of retaliation against an individual because he has complained about sex discrimination.
03/29/2005 02-1672

Brown v. Payton

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The grant of habeas relief to defendant is reversed where the Ninth Circuit's decision was contrary to the limits on federal habeas review imposed by...
03/22/2005 03-1039

Muehler v. Mena

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a section 1983 suit, police officers' detention of defendant in handcuffs during the execution of a search warrant was reasonable and did not...
03/22/2005 03-1423

City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Abrams

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Communications Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate
An individual may not enforce the limitations on local zoning authority, set forth in section 332(c)(7) of the Communications Act, through an action...
03/22/2005 03-1601

WILKINSON v. DOTSON

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Injury & Tort Law
State prisoners may challenge the constitutionality of state parole procedures under a section 1983 action for declaratory and injunctive relief; they...
03/07/2005 03-287

BALLARD v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE

United States Supreme Court
Tax Law
The tax court may not exclude from the record on appeal Tax Court Rule 183(b) reports submitted by special trial judges.
03/07/2005 03-184