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Apr 23 2014 (FN)

White Vs. Woodall

Court : US Supreme Court

White v. Woodall NOTE:Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued.The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader.See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co.,200 U.S. 321. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus WHITE, WARDEN v. WOODALL certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the sixth circuit No. 12794.Argued December 11, 2013Decided April 23, 2014 Respondent pleaded guilty to capital murder, capital kidnaping, and first-degree rape, the statutory aggravating circumstance for the murder. He was sentenced to death after the trial court denied defense counsels request to instruct the jury not to draw any adverse inference from respondents decision not to testify at the penalty phase. The Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed, finding that the Fifth Amendments requir...

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Apr 23 2014 (FN)

Paroline Vs. United States

Court : US Supreme Court

Paroline v. United States NOTE:Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued.The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader.See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co.,200 U.S. 321. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus PAROLINE v. UNITED STATES etal. certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the fifth circuit No. 128561.Argued January 22, 2014Decided April 23, 2014 The respondent victim in this case was sexually abused as a young girl in order to produce child pornography. When she was 17, she learned that images of her abuse were being trafficked on the Internet, in effect repeating the original wrongs, for she knew that her humiliation and hurt would be renewed well into the future as thousands of additional wrongdoers witnessed those crimes. Petitioner Par...

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Apr 22 2014 (FN)

Schuette Vs. Bamn

Court : US Supreme Court

Schuette v. Coal. Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigration Rights NOTE:Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued.The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader.See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co.,200 U.S. 321. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus SCHUETTE, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF MICHIGAN v. COALITION TO DEFEND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, INTEGRATION AND IMMIGRATION RIGHTS AND FIGHT FOR EQUALITY BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY (BAMN) etal. certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the sixth circuit No. 12682.Argued October 15, 2013      Decided April 22, 2014 After this Court decided that the University of Michigans undergraduate admissions plans use of race-based preferences violated the Equal Protection Clause, Gratz v. Bollinger,...

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Apr 22 2014 (FN)

Prado Navarette Vs. California

Court : US Supreme Court

Navarette v. California NOTE:Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued.The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader.See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co.,200 U.S. 321. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus PRADO NAVARETTE etal. v. CALIFORNIA certiorari to the court of appeal of california, first appellate district No. 129490.Argued January 21, 2014Decided April 22, 2014 A California Highway Patrol officer stopped the pickup truck occupied by petitioners because it matched the description of a vehicle that a 911 caller had recently reported as having run her off the road. As he and a second officer approached the truck, they smelled marijuana. They searched the trucks bed, found 30 pounds of marijuana, and arrested petitioners. Petitioners moved to suppress th...

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Apr 02 2014 (FN)

Northwest, Inc. Vs. Ginsberg

Court : US Supreme Court

Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg NOTE:Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued.The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader.See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co.,200 U.S. 321. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus NORTHWEST, INC., etal. v. GINSBERG certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the ninth circuit No. 12462.Argued December 3, 2013Decided April 2, 2014 Petitioner Northwest, Inc., terminated respondents membership in its frequent flyer program, apparently based on a provision in the frequent flyer agreement that gave Northwest sole discretion to determine whether a participant had abused the program. Respondent filed suit, asserting, as relevant here, that Northwest had breached its contract by revoking his membership status without valid cause...

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Apr 02 2014 (FN)

Mccutcheon Vs. Federal Election Comm’n

Court : US Supreme Court

McCutcheon v. Fed. Election Commn NOTE:Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader. See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co., 200 U.S. 321. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus McCUTCHEON etal. v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION appeal from the united states district court for the district of columbia No. 12536.Argued October 8, 2013Decided April 2, 2014 The right to participate in democracy through political contributions is protected by the First Amendment, but that right is not absolute. Congress may regulate campaign contributions to protect against corruption or the appearance of corruption. See, e.g., Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 127. It may not, however, regulate contributions simply to reduce the amount of money in...

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Mar 26 2014 (FN)

United States Vs. Castleman

Court : US Supreme Court

United States v. Castleman NOTE:Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued.The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader.See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co.,200 U.S. 321. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus UNITED STATES v. CASTLEMAN certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the sixth circuit No. 121371.Argued January 15, 2014Decided March 26, 2014 Respondent Castleman moved to dismiss his indictment under18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9), which forbids the possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. He argued that his previous conviction for intentionally or knowingly caus[ing] bodily injury to the mother of his child, App. 27, did not qualify as a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence because it did not involve th...

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Mar 25 2014 (FN)

United States Vs. Quality Stores, Inc.

Court : US Supreme Court

United States v. Quality Stores, Inc. NOTE:Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued.The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader.See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co.,200 U.S. 321. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus UNITED STATES v. QUALITY STORES, INC., etal. certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the sixth circuit No. 121408.Argued January 14, 2014Decided March 25, 2014 Respondent Quality Stores, Inc., and its affiliates (collectively Quality Stores) made severance payments to employees who were involuntarily terminated as part of Quality Stores Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Paymentswhich were made pursuant to plans that did not tie payments to the receipt of state unemployment insurancevaried based on job seniority and time served. Quality Store...

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Mar 25 2014 (FN)

Lexmark Int’l, Inc. Vs. Static Control Components, Inc.

Court : US Supreme Court

Lexmark Intl, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. NOTE:Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader. See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co., 200 U.S. 321. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. STATIC CONTROL COMPONENTS, INC. certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the sixth circuit No. 12873.Argued December 3, 2013Decided March 25, 2014 Petitioner Lexmark sells the only style of toner cartridges that work with the companys laser printers, but remanufacturers acquire and refurbish used Lexmark cartridges to sell in competition with Lexmarks own new and refurbished ones. Lexmarks Prebate program gives customers a discount on new cartridges if they agree to return empty car...

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Mar 10 2014 (FN)

MarvIn M. Brandt Revocable Trust Vs. United States

Court : US Supreme Court

Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States NOTE:Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued.The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader.See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co.,200 U.S. 321. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus MARVIN M. BRANDT REVOCABLE TRUST etal. v. UNITED STATES certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the tenth circuit No. 121173.Argued January 14, 2014Decided March 10, 2014 Congress passed the General Railroad Right-of-Way Act of 1875 to provide railroad companies right[s] of way through the public lands of the United States,43 U.S.C. 934. One such right of way, obtained by a railroad in 1908, crosses land that the United States conveyed to the Brandt family in a 1976 land patent. That patent stated, as relevant here, th...

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