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Alvarez v. Smith

United States Supreme Court
Asset Forfeiture, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 case involving whether Illinois law provides a sufficiently speedy opportunity for an individual, whose car or cash police...
12/08/2009 08-351

Union Pac. R.R. Co. v. Brotherhood of Locomotive Eng'rs.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
In an arbitration before the National Railroad Adjustment Board (NRAB) between a railroad and a union regarding disciplinary action against certain...
12/08/2009 08-604

Mohawk Indus., Inc. v. Carpenter

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law
In an unlawful termination suit wherein defendant-employer appealed from an order granting plaintiff's motion to compel the production of documents...
12/08/2009 08-678

Beard v. Kindler

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas matter involving whether Pennsylvania's fugitive forfeiture rule provided an adequate basis to bar federal habeas review of...
12/08/2009 08-992

Michigan v. Fisher

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In an assault prosecution, grant of petitioner's motion to suppress evidence that he pointed a rifle at an officer when he entered his house is...
12/07/2009 09-91