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National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Health Law, Insurance Law, Tax Law
In a suit challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable...
06/28/2012 11-363

First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure
On writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the writ of certiorari is dismissed as improvidently granted.
06/28/2012 10-708

US v. Alvarez

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Military Law, Civil Rights
In a case involving a conviction under the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime to falsely claim receipt of military decorations or medals and...
06/28/2012 11-210

Arizona v. US

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Immigration Law
In a case assessing the constitutionality of an Arizona statute known as S.B. 1070, which was enacted in 2010 to address pressing issues related to...
06/25/2012 11-182

American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Elections, Government Law, Corp. Governance
In a case involving a Montana state law provides that a "corporation may not make . . . an expenditure in connection with a candidate or a political...
06/25/2012 11-1179

Miller v. Alabama

United States Supreme Court
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Juvenile Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In consolidated petitions for habeas corpus relief, where both petitioners were convicted of murder at the age of 14 and sentenced to a mandatory term...
06/25/2012 10-9646

Dorsey v. US

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a sentence appeal involving the applicability of the Fair Sentencing Act (Act), which took effect on August 3, 2010 and reduced the disparity...
06/21/2012 11-5683

Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Entertainment Law, Media Law, Administrative Law, Communications Law
In an action involving the FCC's modified indecency enforcement regime to regulate "fleeting expletives," as applied to three incidents, two...
06/21/2012 10-1293

Knox v. Service Employees International Union

United States Supreme Court
Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
(Industry: Services)

In a class action brought on behalf of nonunion employees who paid into a union's "Emergency Temporary Assessment to Build a Political Fight-Back...
06/21/2012 10-1121

Southern Union Co. v. US

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case involving a criminal fine for conviction of violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) for having knowingly stored...
06/21/2012 11-94