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Clark v. Arizona

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Health Law
Due process does not prohibit Arizona's use of an insanity test stated solely in terms of the capacity to tell whether an act charged as a crime was...
06/29/2006 05-5966

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Habeas Corpus, International Law, Military Law
In a challenge brought by a Guantanamo detainee, a judgment of a court of appeals reversing an earlier grant of habeas relief is reversed where the...
06/29/2006 05-184

Sanchez-LLamas v. Oregon

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Government Law, International Law
In the context of detained foreign nationals, even assuming that the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations creates judicially enforceable rights,...
06/28/2006 04-10566, 05-51

Beard v. Banks

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Media Law
A circuit court judgment holding that a prison policy, forbidding certain inmates any access to newspapers, magazines, and photographs violated the...
06/28/2006 04-1739

League of United Latin Am. Citizens v. Perry

United States Supreme Court
Elections, Government Law
In the context of challenges to Texas' new congressional districting map, Texas' redrawing of a district's lines amounted to vote dilution violative...
06/28/2006 05-204

US v. Gonzalez-Lopez

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
A trial court's erroneous deprivation of a criminal defendant's choice of counsel is not subject to harmless-error analysis and entitles the defendant...
06/26/2006 05-352

Arlington Cent. Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ. v. Murphy

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Attorney's Fees, Education Law, Government Law, Health Law
An Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provision that permits a court to "award reasonable attorneys' fees as part of the costs" to...
06/26/2006 05-18

Randall v. Sorrell

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Elections, Government Law
A decision by a court of appeals holding that a Vermont campaign finance statute's contribution limits were constitutional and that its expenditure...
06/26/2006 04-1528, 04-1530, 04-1697

Washington v. Recuenco

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In the context of criminal sentencing, failure to submit a sentencing factor to the jury is not structural error.
06/26/2006 05-83

Kansas v. Marsh

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Kansas' capital sentencing statute, which requires the imposition of the death penalty when the sentencing jury determines that aggravating evidence...
06/26/2006 04-1170