Does an immigration law that allows a child born out of the country to a mother, but not a father, who is a U.S. citizen to obtain citizenship violate the Constitution’s Equal Protection provision? Flores-Villar v. U.S. No 09-5801. Certiorari ...Read More »
Can an attorney’s failure to file a motion to suppress a confession his client claims was coerced be the basis of a post-conviction challenge under Strickland v. Washington? Premo v. Moore, No. 09-658. Certiorari granted March 22, 2010. Ruling below: ...Read More »
Is a single Brady violation by a district attorney’s office, where a prosecutor intentionally hid exculpatory evidence, sufficient to impose liability for failure to train under §1983? See “Supreme Court to decide prosecutor’s liability.” Connick v. Thompson, No. 09-571. Certiorari ...Read More »
Is an oral complaint of a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act protected conduct under the anti-retaliation provision, 29 U.S.C. § 215(a)(3)? See “Verbal complaint not protected under FLSA” Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., No. 09-834. Certiorari granted: March 22, 2010. ...Read More »
Did the government violate the privacy rights of federal contract employees by conducting a background investigation into whether they had received treatment or counseling for illegal drug use, as well as asking references for any adverse information about the employees ...
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Do a shooting victim’s statements to police shortly before his death constitute inadmissible testimonial statements under the Sixth Amendment? See “Are dying victim’s statements to police testimonial?” Michigan v. Bryant, No.09-150. Certiorari granted: March 1, 2010. Ruling below: 483 Mich. ...
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Can interim attorney fees be awarded for a constitutional violation without determining if the constitutional violation was the result of a policy or custom adopted by a municipality? Los Angeles County v. Humphries , 09-350. Certiorari granted Feb. 22, 2010. ...
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