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Heffernan v. City of Paterson

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Constitutional Law
In a suit brought by a demoted police officer, claiming that the police chief and other defendants had demoted him because, in their mistaken view, he...
04/26/2016 14-1280

Molina-Martinez v. US

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Courts reviewing Sentencing Guidelines errors cannot apply a categorical "additional evidence" rule in cases where a district court applies an...
04/20/2016 14-8913

Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Comm’n

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In a challenge to Arizona's legislative redistricting plan, which was redrawn by Arizona's independent redistricting commission and had a 8.8%...
04/20/2016 14-232

Bank Markazi v. Peterson

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, International Law, Banking Law
In consolidated cases brought by 1,000 victims of Iran-sponsored acts of terrorism, their estate representatives, and surviving family members seeking...
04/20/2016 14-770

Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, LLC

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Public Utilities
In a suit filed by incumbent power generators against members of the Maryland Public Service Commission, arising out of Maryland's deregulated energy...
04/19/2016 14-614

Franchise Tax Bd. of Cal. v. Hyatt

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Tax Law
In a taxpayer's suit filed in Nevada state court, seeking damages for California's alleged abusive audit and investigation practices. the Nevada...
04/19/2016 14-1175

People v. Dunley

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an appeal of a judgement extending defendant's commitment as a mentally disordered offender (MDO), under the Mentally Disordered Offenders Act...
04/19/2016 E062656

Nichols v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
In an appeal brought by a registered sex offender who moved from Kansas to the Philippines without updating his registration, was arrested, escorted...
04/04/2016 15-5238

Woods v. Etherton

United States Supreme Court
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an action seeking relief under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA), on grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel,...
04/04/2016 15-723

Evenwel v. Abbott

United States Supreme Court
Elections, Government Law, Constitutional Law
In an action challenging Texas's adoption of a State Senate map that has a maximum total-population deviation of 8.04%, safely within the...
04/04/2016 14-940