United States Supreme Court - March 2011 Opinion Summaries

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Astra USA, Inc. v. Santa Clara County

United States Supreme Court
Consumer Protection Law, Drugs & Biotech, Government Benefits, Health Law
In a dispute arising out of allegations of overcharging by 340B entities in violation of the Pharmaceutical Pricing Agreement, judgment by appeals...
03/29/2011 09–1273

Connick v. Thompson

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Evidence, Government Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a dispute involving the scope of section 1983 liability, judgment of the appeals court is reversed where the office of the district attorney may...
03/29/2011 09–571

Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.

United States Supreme Court
Labor & Employment Law
In a dispute involving the scope of the Fair Labor Standards Act (Act), 29 U.S.C. section 201 et seq., appeals court determination that oral...
03/22/2011 09–834

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano

United States Supreme Court
Class Actions, Securities Law
In a securities fraud dispute involving the applicable standard for a claim under section10(b) and Rule 10b–5, appeals court judgment that district...
03/22/2011 09–1156

Felkner v. Jackson

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a petition for certiorari involving a Batson challenge to the preemptory strike of two, prospective African Americans from a jurors reversal by...
03/21/2011 10–797

Skinner v. Switzer

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Evidence
Post-conviction requests for DNA evidence are cognizable not only in habeas corpus, but such requests are also cognizable under 42 U.S.C. section...
03/07/2011 09–9000

Wall v. Kholi

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a case involving the scope of 28 U.S.C. section 2244(d)(2), the phrase "collateral review" as used in section 2244(d)(2) means judicial review of a...
03/07/2011 09–868

Milner v. Department of Navy

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Military Law
In a dispute over that reach of Exemption 2 to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the exemption encompasses only those records that relate to...
03/07/2011 09–1163

Snyder v. Phelps

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law, Military Law
In a dispute involving the acerbic picketing of a military funeral on public land, Supreme Court holds that the First Amendment shields protesters...
03/02/2011 09–751

Pepper v. United States

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
District courts at resentencing are permitted to consider evidence of post-sentencing rehabilitation, holding that such evidence, may, in appropriate...
03/02/2011 09–6822