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Hemi Group, LLC v. City of N.Y.

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Cyberspace Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Tax Law
In an action by New York City against an online cigarette seller under the civil enforcement provision of RICO, alleging that defendant's failure to...
01/25/2010 08-969

Citizens United v. FEC

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Elections
The Court rules that the government may regulate corporate political speech through disclaimer and disclosure requirements, but it may not suppress...
01/21/2010 08-205

Wood v. Allen

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In capital habeas proceedings, a court of appeals' reversal of a grant of petitioner's petition is affirmed where a state court's conclusion that...
01/20/2010 08-9156

Kucana v. Holder

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's motion to reopen his removal proceedings, the court of appeals' denial of the petition is...
01/20/2010 08-911

South Carolina v. N. Carolina

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Water Law
In an original jurisdiction action by South Carolina seeking an equitable apportionment with North Carolina of the Catawba River's waters, the special...
01/20/2010 138

Wellons v. Hall

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas matter, the petition for certiorari is granted and the court of appeals' order is vacated and remanded where the court of appeals...
01/19/2010 09-5731

Presley v. Georgia

United States Supreme Court

In a drug trafficking prosecution, the state supreme court's affirmance of defendant's conviction is reversed where the trial court failed to consider...
01/19/2010 09-5270

Hollingsworth v. Perry

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Government Law
In defendant-intervenors' application for a stay of an order of the district court in the California Proposition 8 trial permitting the trial to be...
01/13/2010 09A648

Hollingsworth v. Perry

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Government Law
In defendant-intervenors' application for a stay of an order of the district court in the California Proposition 8 trial permitting the trial to be...
01/13/2010 09A648

NRG Power Mktg., LLC v. Maine Pub. Utils. Comm.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Contracts, Government Law, Public Utilities
In a petition for review of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) approval of a settlement agreement establishing rate-setting mechanisms...
01/13/2010 08-674