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Hall v. Florida

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
As interpreted by the Florida Supreme Court, Florida's rule requiring a threshold showing that a defendant have an IQ score of 70 or below before...
05/27/2014 12-10882

Wood v. Moss

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In an action in which plaintiff-protesters alleged that defendant-agents engaged in viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment when...
05/27/2014 13-115

Plumhoff v. Rickard

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging that the officers used excessive force in violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments when they shot...
05/27/2014 12-1117

Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Contracts, Gaming Law, Indian Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Plaintiff-state's suit alleging that defendant-tribe had violated their compact pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) is barred by...
05/27/2014 12-515

Martinez v. Illinois

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
The Double Jeopardy Clause bars the State's attempt to appeal in the hope of subjecting defendant to a new trial on charges of aggravated battery and...
05/27/2014 13-5967

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
In an copyright infringement action brought by plaintiff-copyright owner, who inherited the rights to her father's screenplay, which he had assigned...
05/19/2014 12-1315

Town of Greece v. Galloway

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Defendant-town's practice of beginning the monthly town board meetings with a prayer given by clergy selected from the congregations listed in a local...
05/05/2014 12-696

Robers v. United States

United States Supreme Court
Banking Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Following defendant's conviction of a federal crime for submitting fraudulent mortgage loan applications to two banks, the district court's order that...
05/05/2014 12-9012

Tolan v. Cotton

United States Supreme Court
Injury & Tort Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In an action under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for excessive force arising out of defendant-police sergeant's shooting of plaintiff, summary judgment for defendant...
05/05/2014 13-551