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Setser v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a case in which the federal district court imposed a 151-month sentence on a drug charge, to run consecutively to any state sentence imposed for a...
03/28/2012 10-7387

Vartelas v. Holder

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
In removal proceedings against a lawful permanent resident who pre-IIRAIRA was convicted of a crime that made him inadmissible upon reentry under...
03/28/2012 10-1211

Federal Aviation Administration v. Cooper

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
In an airline pilot's suit alleging that government agencies violated the Privacy Act of 1974 by unlawfully disclosing his confidential medical...
03/28/2012 10-1024

Zivotofsky v. Clinton

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, International Law, Judges & Judiciary
In a case in which parents of a child born in Jerusalem sought to have the child's place of birth recorded in his passport as "Israel" as allowed by a...
03/26/2012 10-699

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Simmonds

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Securities Law
In consolidated suits seeking disgorgement of "short-swing" insider trading profits under section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act that were...
03/26/2012 10-1261

Sackett v. EPA

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Water Law
In a suit by landowners seeking declarative and injunctive relief, contending that a compliance order from the EPA, which stated that their...
03/21/2012 10-1062

Lafler v. Cooper

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a case in which a defendant was convicted of assault with intent to murder and three other offenses and received a mandatory minimum...
03/21/2012 10-209

Missouri v. Frye

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a case in which a defendant was convicted of driving with a revoked license after his attorney failed to convey plea bargain offers to him, the...
03/21/2012 10-444

Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Admiralty, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers' Compensation
In a suit under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act for injuries sustained in 2002 at an Alaska marine terminal while working for the...
03/20/2012 10-1399

Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Drugs & Biotech, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Patent
In a patent infringement case involving two patents that concerned the use of thiopurine drugs to treat autoimmune diseases, the Federal Circuit's...
03/20/2012 10-1150