Volume 565

Martel v. Clair
Docket Number: 10-1265
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 5, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-1265/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent was convicted of capital murder and subsequently commenced federal habeas proceedings by filing a request for appointment of counsel under 18 U.S.C. 3599. Section 3599(e) contemplated that appointed counsel co...

Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp.
Docket Number: 10-879
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 29, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-879/

Justia Opinion Summary: George Corson and his wife sued respondents, claiming injury from Corson's exposure to asbestos in locomotives and locomotive parts distributed by respondents. The Corsons alleged state-law claims of defective design and...

Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern Cal., Inc.
Docket Number: 09-958
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 22, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/09-958/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court granted certiorari in these cases to decide whether Medicaid providers and recipients could maintain a cause of action under the Supremacy Clause to enforce a federal Medicaid law. Since the Court granted certi...

PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana
Docket Number: 10-218
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 22, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-218/

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned three rivers which flow through Montana and then beyond its borders. At issue was whether discrete, identifiable segments of these rivers in Montana were nonnavigable, as federal law defined that conc...

Messerschmidt v. Millender
Docket Number: 10-704
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 22, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-704/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents filed an action under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against petitioners, police officers, alleging that the officers had subjected them to an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The district court gran...

Kawashima v. Holder
Docket Number: 10-577
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 21, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-577/

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners, natives and citizens of Japan who have been lawful permanent residents of the United States since 1984, appealed a removal order after husband pleaded guilty to one count of willfully making and subscribing...

Howes v. Fields
Docket Number: 10-680
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 21, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-680/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent, a prison inmate, sought to suppress his confession under Miranda v. Arizona after he was subjected to custodial interrogation when he was escorted from his prison cell by a corrections officer to a conference...

Wetzel v. Lambert
Docket Number: 11-38
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 21, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/11-38/

Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v. Brown
Docket Number: 11-391
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 21, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/11-391/

United States v. Jones
Docket Number: 10-1259
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 23, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-1259/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent was convicted of drug trafficking and conspiracy charges. The District Court suppressed GPS data from a vehicle parked outside of respondent's residence, but held the remaining data admissible because responde...

National Meat Assn. v. Harris
Docket Number: 10-224
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 23, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-224/

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a trade association representing meatpackers and processors, sued to enjoin enforcement of a California law against swine slaughterhouses, arguing that the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), 21 U.S.C. 601, e...

Reynolds v. United States
Docket Number: 10-6549
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 23, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-6549/

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (Act), 18 U.S.C. 2250(a), which required convicted sex offenders to provide state governments with, and to update, information for state and federal...

Ryburn v. Huff
Docket Number: 11-208
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 23, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/11-208/

Perry v. Perez
Docket Number: 11-713
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 20, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/11-713/

Justia Opinion Summary: The 2010 census showed an enormous increase in Texas' population which required the State to redraw its electoral districts for the United States Congress, the State Senate, and the State House of Representatives, in ord...

Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC
Docket Number: 10-1195
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 18, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-1195/

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner filed a damages action in Federal District Court, alleging that respondent, seeking to collect a debt, violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. 227, by repeatedly using an autom...

Golan v. Holder
Docket Number: 10-545
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 18, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-545/

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners are orchestra conductors, musicians, publishers, and others who formerly enjoyed free access to literary and artistic works section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), 17 U.S.C. 104A, 109(a), remo...

Maples v. Thomas
Docket Number: 10-63
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 18, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-63/

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death in Alabama state court. Petitioner sought postconviction relief in state court under Alabama Rule 32, alleging, among other things, that his trial attorneys fa...

Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid
Docket Number: 10-507
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 11, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-507/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent, widow of an employee of Pacific Operators Offshore, sought benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), 33 U.S.C. 901 et seq., pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (...

Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC
Docket Number: 10-553
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 11, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-553/

Justia Opinion Summary: Hosanna-Tabor, a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, operated a small school in Michigan offering a "Christian-centered education" to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The Synod classi...

Perry v. New Hampshire
Docket Number: 10-8974
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 11, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-8974/

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of theft by unauthorized taking. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court erred in requiring an initial showing that police arranged a suggestive identification procedure. Suggestive circu...

Minneci v. Pollard
Docket Number: 10-1104
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 10, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-1104/

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent sought damages from employees at a privately run federal prison in California, claiming that they had deprived him of adequate medical care in violation of the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and...

Smith v. Cain
Docket Number: 10-8145
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 10, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-8145/

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of first-degree murder based on the testimony of a single eyewitness. During state postconviction proceedings, petitioner obtained police files containing statements by the eyewitness contradicti...

Gonzalez v. Thaler
Docket Number: 10-895
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 10, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-895/

Justia Opinion Summary: This case interpreted two provisions of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, (AEDPA). The first, 28 U.S.C. 2253(c), provided that a habeas petitioner must obtain a certificate of appealability (COA)...

CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood
Docket Number: 10-948
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 10, 2012
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-948/

Justia Opinion Summary: Although respondents' credit card agreement required their claims to be resolved by binding arbitration, they filed a lawsuit against petitioner and a division of petitioner bank, alleging, inter alia, violations of the...

Judulang v. Holder
Docket Number: 10-694
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: December 12, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-694/

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned the BIA's policy for deciding when resident aliens could apply to the Attorney General for relief from deportation under a now-repealed provision of the immigration law. The Court held that the BIA's...

Hardy v. Cross
Docket Number: 11-74
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: December 12, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/11-74/

Greene v. Fisher
Docket Number: 10-637
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: November 8, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-637/

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant filed a federal habeas corpus petition in district court, alleging, inter alia, that the introduction of his nontestifying codefendants' statements violated the Confrontation Clause. At issue was whether "clear...

KPMG LLP v. Cocchi
Docket Number: 10-1521
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: November 7, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-1521/

Bobby v. Dixon
Docket Number: 10-1540
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: November 7, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-1540/

Cavazos v. Smith
Docket Number: 10-1115
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: October 31, 2011
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/10-1115/