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Ryburn v. Huff

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In an action under 42 USC section 1983 alleging that police officers violated the plaintiffs’ Fourth Amendment rights by entering their home without a...
01/23/2012 11-208

National Meat Association v. Harris

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection Law
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In a suit by a trade association representing meatpackers and processors to enjoin enforcement of a California statute affecting swine...
01/23/2012 10-224

US v. Jones

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a prosecution for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, the judgment of the Court of Appeals for...
01/23/2012 10-1259

Reynolds v. US

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a prosecution for failure to register as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act in which the Third Circuit...
01/23/2012 10-6549

Perry v. Perez

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In cases challenging redistricting plans in Texas for race discrimination under the federal Constitution and section 2 of the Voting Rights Act,...
01/20/2012 11-713

Golan v. Holder

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright, Media Law
In a suit by orchestra conductors, musicians, publishers, and others who formerly enjoyed free access to literary and artistic works removed from the...
01/18/2012 10-545

Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC

United States Supreme Court
Communications Law, Consumer Protection Law, Debt Collection, Civil Procedure
In a damages action brought in federal district court, alleging that the respondent, seeking to collect a debt, violated the Telephone Consumer...
01/18/2012 10-1195

Maples v. Thomas

United States Supreme Court
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Judgment denying a state prisoner's petition for federal habeas corpus relief is reversed and the case is remanded, where: 1) there was cause to...
01/18/2012 10-63

Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Oil and Gas Law, Workers' Compensation
In an appeal from a judgment of the appeals court vacating an administrative dismissal of respondent's Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) claim...
01/11/2012 10-507

Perry v. New Hampshire

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
In an appeal from a judgment of the State Supreme Court upholding the conviction of defendant for theft by unauthorized taking, judgment is affirmed...
01/11/2012 10-8974