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Dist. of Columbia v. Heller

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
The District of Columbia's prohibition on the possession of usable handguns in the home violates the Second Amendment to the Constitution, as does its...
06/26/2008 07-290

Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker

United States Supreme Court
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Environmental Law, Injury & Tort Law, Oil and Gas Law
In an action brought against Exxon for economic losses resulting from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, a circuit court ruling remitting the punitive...
06/25/2008 07219.html

Sprint Communications Co., L.P. v. APCC Servs., Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Communications Law, Contracts
An assignee of a legal claim for money owed has standing to pursue that claim in federal court, even when the assignee has promised to remit the...
06/25/2008 07-552.html

Metro. Life Ins. Co. v. Glenn

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, ERISA, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
The Supreme Court rules that the dual role of ERISA plan administrators that both determine whether an employee is eligible for benefits, and pay...
06/19/2008 06-923

Boumediene v. Bush

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Habeas Corpus, Military Law
In habeas proceedings brought by aliens detained at Guantanamo after being captured in Afghanistan or elsewhere abroad and designated enemy combatants...
06/18/2008 06-1195, 06-1196

Munaf v. Geren

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, International Law, Military Law
In cases concerning the availability of habeas corpus relief arising from an international coalition force's detention of American citizens who...
06/18/2008 06-1666

Florida Dep't of Revenue v. Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Government Law, Tax Law
In the bankruptcy context, 11 U.S.C. section 1146(a)'s stamp-tax exemption does not apply to transfers made before a plan is confirmed under Chapter...
06/18/2008 07-312

Dada v. Mukasey

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Immigration Law
In the context of aliens who have requested and been granted voluntary departure from the U.S., which is a form of discretionary relief that avoids...
06/16/2008 06-1181

Florida Dep't of Revenue v. Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Government Law, Tax Law
In the bankruptcy context, 11 U.S.C. section 1146(a)'s stamp-tax exemption does not apply to transfers made before a plan is confirmed under Chapter...
06/16/2008 07-312

Republic of the Philippines v. Pimentel

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Criminal Law & Procedure, Debt Collection, Government Law, International Law, Judgement Enforcement, Property Law & Real Estate
In an interpleader action commenced to determine the ownership of property allegedly stolen by Ferdinand Marcos when he was the President of the...
06/12/2008 06-1204