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Kansas v. Ventris

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
The state supreme court's reversal of defendant's burglary conviction is reversed where the state obtained a confession from a confidential informant...
04/29/2009 07-1356

Dean v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's firearm conviction is affirmed where defendant claimed he unintentionally fired his gun during a robbery, but 18 U.S.C. section...
04/29/2009 08-5274

Cone v. Bell

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas proceeding, the denial of Petitioner's habeas petition is reversed where the state courts' rejection of Petitioner's Brady v....
04/28/2009 07-1114

FCC v. Fox Tel. Stations, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Communications Law, Entertainment Law, Media Law
In an appeal from an FCC order finding language used on a television broadcast indecent in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 1464, the Court of Appeals'...
04/28/2009 07-582

Nken v. Holder

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Immigration Law
The Court of Appeals' denial of Petitioner's motion to stay his removal pending judicial review of a BIA ruling is reversed, where traditional stay...
04/22/2009 08-681

Shinseki v. Sanders

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Military Law
In an application for veterans' disability benefits, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's holding that the Department of Veterans Affairs...
04/21/2009 07-1209

Arizona v. Gant

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
The Arizona Supreme Court's reversal of Defendant's drug conviction is affirmed, where police may search the passenger compartment of a vehicle...
04/21/2009 07-542

Ministry of Def. v. Elahi

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, International Law, Judgement Enforcement
In an action seeking to attach a judgment obtained by Iran, the District Court's order permitting the attachment is reversed, where Plaintiff could...
04/21/2009 07-615

Corley v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's bank robbery conviction is vacated, where the District Court erred by denying Defendant's motion to suppress his confession under McNabb...
04/06/2009 07-10441

Corley v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's bank robbery conviction is vacated, where the District Court erred by denying Defendant's motion to suppress his confession under McNabb...
04/06/2009 07-10441