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Glossip v. Gross

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an action filed by Oklahoma death-row inmates filed a 42 U. S. C. section1983 action claiming that the use of midazolam in executions violates the...
06/29/2015 14-7955

Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Environmental Law
In a suit brought by 23 States challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of power-plant emissions under the Clean Air Act, 42...
06/29/2015 14-46

Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Comm’n

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In a case in which the Arizona Legislature challenged the map the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) adopted in 2012 for...
06/29/2015 13-1314

Johnson v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Constitutional Law
Sentence for guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. section 922(g), enhanced under the Armed Career Criminal Act for a...
06/26/2015 13-7120

Obergefell v. Hodges

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Family Law, Government Law, Health Law, Insurance Law, Civil Rights
In a case in which 14 same-sex couples and two men whose same-sex partners are deceased filed suits in Federal District Courts in their home States,...
06/26/2015 14-556

King v. Burwell

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Health Law, Insurance Law, Tax Law
In a case challenging an IRS Rule, 26 U.S.C. section 36B, that relates to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, brought by Virginia...
06/25/2015 14-114

Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Tax Law
In a suit by a Texas-based nonprofit corporation that assists low-income families in obtaining affordable housing, bringing a disparate-impact claim...
06/25/2015 13-1371

Horne v. Dep't of Agriculture

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Agriculture, Constitutional Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a suit brought by raisin growers against the Department of Agriculture, alleging that the Raisin Administrative Committee's imposition of a reserve...
06/22/2015 14-275

City of Los Angeles v. Patel

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

In a case brought by motel operators and a lodging association challenging Los Angeles Municipal Code section 41.49, which requires hotel operators to...
06/22/2015 13-1175

Kingsley v. Hendrickson

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 brought by a pretrial detainee, alleging that two officers used excessive force against him in violation of the...
06/22/2015 14-6368