United States Supreme Court - June 2005 Opinion Summaries

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Nat'l Cable & Telecomm. Ass'n v. Brand X Internet Serv.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Communications Law, Cyberspace Law
The FCC's conclusion, finding that broadband cable modem companies are exempt from mandatory common-carrier regulation, is a lawful construction of...
06/27/2005 04-277

Van Orden v. Perry

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Government Law
The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment allows the display of a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments on the Texas State Capitol...
06/27/2005 03-1500

Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law
An individual who has obtained a state-law restraining order does not have a constitutionally protected property interest in having the police enforce...
06/27/2005 04-278

Bell v. Thompson

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a death sentence case, following the denial of defendant's petition for certiorari, the Court of Appeals abused its discretion when it withheld its...
06/27/2005 04-514

McCreary County v. ACLU

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Government Law
A county's manifest objective may be dispositive for determining whether a display of the Ten Commandments in courthouses violates the Establishment...
06/27/2005 03-1693

MGM, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd.

United States Supreme Court
Copyright, Cyberspace Law, Intellectual Property
One who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by clear expression or other affirmative steps taken...
06/27/2005 04-480

Mayle v. Felix

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
An amended habeas petition does not relate back when it asserts a new ground for relief supported by facts that differ in both time and type from...
06/23/2005 04-563

Orff v. US

United States Supreme Court
Contracts, Water Law
Section 390uu of the Reclamation Reform Act does not waive the United States' sovereign immunity from breach of contract suits.
06/23/2005 03-1566

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Serv.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
When at least one named plaintiff in a diversity action satisfies section 1332(a)'s amount-in-controversy requirement, and the other elements of...
06/23/2005 04-70

Halbert v. Michigan

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
The Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses require the appointment of counsel for defendants, convicted on their pleas, who seek access to...
06/23/2005 03-10198