Volume 563

Connick v. Thompson
Docket Number: 09-571
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 9, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-571/

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano
Docket Number: 09-1156
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 6, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-1156/

McNeill v. United States
Docket Number: 10-5258
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 6, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/10-5258/

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1). At sentencing, the district court determined that...

Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
Docket Number: 09-1159
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 31, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-1159/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Trustees of Stanford University filed suit against Roche Molecular Systems ("Roche") claiming that their HIV test kits infringed upon Stanford's patents. The suit stemmed from Stanford's employment of a rese...

Fox v. Vice
Docket Number: 10-114
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 31, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/10-114/

Justia Opinion Summary: Claiming that he was subjected to dirty tricks during his successful campaign to become the police chief of Vinton, La., plaintiff filed a state court suit against the incumbent chief and the town (collectively, "defenda...

Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co.
Docket Number: 09-1403
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 26, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-1403/

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, the lead plaintiff in a putative securities fraud class action, filed suit against respondent alleging violations under section 10(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. 78a et seq., and Sec...

Ashcroft v. al-Kidd
Docket Number: 10-98
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 26, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/10-98/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent alleged that, after the September 11th terrorist attacks, then-Attorney General Ashcroft authorized federal officials to detain terrorism suspects using the federal material-witness statute, 18 U.S.C. 3144. Re...

Chamber of Commerce of United States of America v. Whiting
Docket Number: 09-115
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 23, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-115/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America and various business and civil rights organizations (collectively, "Chamber") filed a federal preenforcement suit against those charged with administering the Legal...

United States v. Tinklenberg
Docket Number: 09-1498
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 23, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-1498/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent's trial on federal drug and gun charges began 287 days after his arraignment. The Sixth Circuit agreed with the District Court that many of the 287 days were excludable under the lists of exclusions from the 7...

Brown v. Plata
Docket Number: 09-1233
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 16, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-1233/

Justia Opinion Summary: The State appealed a three-judge district court order directing California to remedy two ongoing violations of the Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause, a guarantee binding on the States by the Due Process Clause of the...

Camreta v. Greene
Docket Number: 09-1454
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 16, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-1454/

Justia Opinion Summary: Nearly a decade ago, petitioners, a state child protective services worker and a county deputy sheriff, interviewed then 9-year-old S.G. at her Oregon elementary school about allegations that her father had sexually abus...

Fowler v. United States
Docket Number: 10-5443
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 16, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/10-5443/

Justia Opinion Summary: While preparing to rob a bank, petitioner and others were discovered by a local police officer, whom petitioner killed. Petitioner was convicted of violating the federal witness tampering statute, 18 U.S.C. 1512(a)(1)(C)...

General Dynamics Corp. v. United States
Docket Number: 09-1298
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 2, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-1298/

Justia Opinion Summary: After petitioners fell behind schedule in developing a stealth aircraft (A-12) for the Navy, the contracting officer terminated their $4.8 billion fixed-price contract for default and ordered petitioners to repay approxi...

CIGNA Corp. v. Amara
Docket Number: 09-804
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 2, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-804/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents, on behalf of beneficiaries of the CIGNA Corporation's ("CIGNA") Pension Plan, challenged the new plan's adoption, claiming that CIGNA's notice of the changes was improper, particularly because the new plan i...

Bobby v. Mitts
Docket Number: 10-1000
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 2, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/10-1000/

Kentucky v. King
Docket Number: 09-1272
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 27, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-1272/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent entered a conditional guilty plea to charges of trafficking in marijuana, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, and second-degree persistent felony offender status and appealed the denial of his...

Schindler Elevator Corp. v. United States ex rel. Kirk
Docket Number: 10-188
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 26, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/10-188/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent filed an action under the False Claims Act ("FCA"), 31 U.S.C. 3730(e)(4)(A), alleging that his former employer had submitted hundreds of false claims for payment under its federal contracts. At issue was wheth...

Cullen v. Pinholster
Docket Number: 09-1088
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 4, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-1088/

United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation
Docket Number: 09-846
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 4, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-846/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent filed suit in Federal District Court against federal officials who managed tribal assets held in trust by the Federal Government alleging violations of fiduciary duty and requesting equitable relief. The next...

AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion
Docket Number: 09-893
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 4, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-893/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents filed a complaint against AT&T Mobility LLC ("AT&T"), which was later consolidated with a putative class action, alleging that AT&T had engaged in false advertising and fraud by charging sales tax on phones i...

Sossamon v. Texas
Docket Number: 08-1438
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 22, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/08-1438/

Tolentino v. New York
Docket Number: 09-11556
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 22, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-11556/

Astra USA, Inc. v. Santa Clara County
Docket Number: 09-1273
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 21, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/563/09-1273/