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Sears v. Upton

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a capital murder prosecution, the Georgia Supreme Court's affirmance of a denial of post-conviction relief is vacated where the state...
06/29/2010 09–8854

McDonald v. City of Chicago

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an action against the City of Chicago alleging that the City's handgun ban left plaintiffs vulnerable to criminals, judgment for defendants is...
06/28/2010 08-1521

Bilski v. Kappos

United States Supreme Court
Patent, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property
In a patent application seeking protection for a claimed invention explaining how commodities buyers and sellers in the energy market could protect,...
06/28/2010 08–964

Christian Legal Soc. v. Martinez

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Constitutional Law, Education Law
In an action against Hastings College of Law, a public law school, alleging that Hastings' refusal to grant a Christian group "Registered Student...
06/28/2010 08–1371

Free Enterprise Fund v. Pub. Co. Acctg. Oversight Bd.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Government Law, Constitutional Law
In an action against the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and its members, seeking, inter alia, a declaratory judgment that the Board was...
06/28/2010 08–861

Morrison v. Nat'l Australia Bank Ltd.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Securities Law
In a securities fraud action by Australian citizens claiming that defendant corporation and its officers manipulated financial models to make the...
06/24/2010 08-1191

Magwood v. Patterson

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas matter, the Eleventh Circuit's reversal of the grant of petitioner's petition is reversed where, because petitioner-s habeas...
06/24/2010 09-158

Black v. US

United States Supreme Court
Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, White Collar Crime
The Seventh Circuit's affirmance of defendants' honest-services mail fraud convictions is vacated where: 1) per the ruling today in Skilling v. US,...
06/24/2010 08-876

Skilling v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
The Fifth Circuit's affirmance of defendant Jeffrey Skilling's honest-services fraud conviction is affirmed in part where pretrial publicity and...
06/24/2010 08-1394

Granite Rock Co. v. Int'l. Brotherhood of Teamsters

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
In an action against a labor union by an employer, invoking federal jurisdiction under section 301(a) of the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA),...
06/24/2010 08-1214