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EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L. P.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals erred in vacating the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which attempted to...
04/29/2014 12-1182

Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Patent, Judges & Judiciary
In considering a party's request under the Patent Act's fee-shifting provision, which authorizes district courts to award attorney's fees to...
04/29/2014 12-1184

Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Patent, Judges & Judiciary
The proper standard of review for an appellate court reviewing a district court's award of fees under the Patent Act's fee-shifting provision, which...
04/29/2014 12-1163

White v. Woodall

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
The Sixth Circuit erred in granting defendant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, challenging his capital sentence for murder, kidnapping and...
04/23/2014 12-794

Paroline v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Remedies
The Fifth Circuit erred in holding that defendant, who pled guilty to possessing child pornography, two of which depicted images of the victim here,...
04/23/2014 12-8561

Schuette v. BAMN

United States Supreme Court
Education Law, Elections, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
An amendment to the Constitution of the State of Michigan, approved and enacted by its voters, which prohibits the use of race-based preferences as...
04/22/2014 12-682

Prado Navarette v. California

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendants' motion to suppress evidence of marijuana was properly denied, where: 1) defendants' truck was stopped by the highway patrol because it...
04/22/2014 12-9490

McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections
In an action in which plaintiffs alleged that aggregate limits restricting how much money a donor may contribute in total to all candidates or...
04/02/2014 12-536

Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Contracts, Transportation
(Industry: Travel & Leisure)

In an action alleging that defendant-airlines violated the duty of good faith and fair dealing when it terminated plaintiff's membership in its...
04/02/2014 12-462