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Cunningham v. California

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
California's determinate sentencing law, by placing sentence-elevating factfinding within the judge's province, violates a defendant's right to trial...
01/22/2007 05-6551

Jones v. Bock

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
Procedural rules adopted by the Sixth Circuit and other lowers courts, designed to implement the Prison Litigation Reform Act's (PLRA) exhaustion...
01/22/2007 05-7058, 05-7142

Osborn v. Haley

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
In the context of the Westfall Act, which accords federal employees absolute immunity from tort claims arising out of acts undertaken in the course of...
01/22/2007 05-593

Gonzales v. Duenas-Alvarez

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
In the context of 8 U.S.C. section 1101(a)(43)(G), which provides for removal from the United States of an alien convicted of "a theft offense ... for...
01/17/2007 05-1629

Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Sorrell

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
In cases under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), railroad negligence and employee contributory negligence are governed by the same...
01/10/2007 05-746

US v. Resendiz-Ponce

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
The Ninth Circuit's reversal of respondent's conviction for illegally attempting to reenter the U.S. is reversed where the indictment at issue was not...
01/09/2007 05-998

MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Drugs & Biotech, Intellectual Property, Patent
(Industry: Manufacturing)

Dismissal of a drug manufacturer's patent and contract declaratory judgment action, for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction, is reversed where...
01/09/2007 05-608

Burton v. Stewart

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Denial of a habeas petition challenging the constitutionality of petitioner's sentence under Apprendi is vacated where petitioner failed to comply...
01/09/2007 05-9222