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Johnson v. Lee

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
In a petition for writ of habeas corpus relief from sentence of life without parole for conviction of first degree murder, the Ninth Circuit grant of...
05/31/2016 15-789

Lynch v. Arizona

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case in which the Arizona Supreme Court found that the State had put petitioner's future dangerousness at issue during his capital sentencing...
05/31/2016 15-8366

Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Water Law
In a dispute arising under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. sections 1311(a),1362(7), (12), and related regulations that allow property owners to...
05/31/2016 15-290

Foster v. Chatman

United States Supreme Court
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a petition for habeas corpus relief from conviction of capital murder and death sentence, the Georgia Supreme court's denial is reversed where: 1)...
05/23/2016 14-8349

Wittman v. Personhuballah

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In an action brought by voters from Virginia's Congressional District 3 challenging the Commonwealth's 2013 congressional redistricting plan on the...
05/23/2016 14-1504

Green v. Brennan

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Constitutional Law
In a suit brought by a former U.S. Postal Service employee, alleging discrimination or retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...
05/23/2016 14-613

CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. EEOC

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Constitutional Law, Attorney's Fees
In an attorney's fees action brought by an employer-defendant in an underlying sexual harassment suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,...
05/19/2016 14-1375

Betterman v. Montana

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentence and conviction for bail jumping after failing to appear in court on domestic assault charges, are affirmed, over defendant's claim that his...
05/19/2016 14-1457

Torres v. Lynch

United States Supreme Court
Immigration Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case in which petitioner, a lawful permanent resident, pleaded guilty in a New York court to attempted third-degree arson, the Immigration...
05/19/2016 14-1096

Kernan v. Hinojas

United States Supreme Court
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a federal habeas corpus petition action, the Ninth Circuit's judgment that this case decided that the Supreme Court of California's summary denial...
05/16/2016 15-833