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Grants of Certiorari

PROPERTY SEIZURE

May local law enforcement agencies seize and retain personal property indefinitely without a hearing pursuant to a state forfeiture statute? U.S. Supreme Court. Alvarez v. Smith, No. 08-351.  Certiorari granted Feb. 23, 2009. Ruling below: Smith v. City of Chicago, ...

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LABOR LAW – ARBITRATION

Does the Railway Labor Act authorize courts to set aside final arbitration awards for alleged violations of due process by the National Railroad Adjustment Board? U.S. Supreme Court. Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, No. 08-604. Certiorari ...

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INVESTMENT FEES

Did the 7th Circuit contravene the Investment Company Act when it held that a shareholder’s claim that a fund’s investment adviser charged an excessive fee was not cognizable under §36(b), unless the shareholder could show that the adviser misled the fund’s directors who approved the fee? U.S. Supreme Court. Jones v. Harris Associates, No. 08-586. Certiorari granted March 9, 2009. Ruling below: 527 F.3d 627 (7th Cir. 2008)

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HABEAS CORPUS

On federal habeas review, was the evidence underlying a defendant’s conviction for sexual assault, which included faulty DNA evidence, clearly insufficient under Jackson v. Virginia? U.S. Supreme Court. McDaniel v. Brown, No. 08-559. Certiorari granted Jan. 26, 2009. Ruling below: ...

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HABEAS CORPUS

Did the 6th Circuit contravene the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 by improperly extending Mills v. Maryland? U.S. Supreme Court. Smith v. Spisak, No. 08-724. Certiorari granted Feb. 23, 2009. Ruling below: 465 F.3d 684 (6th Cir. ...

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CRIMINAL LAW – IMMIGRATION

Must an immigrant be told by his lawyer that he faces deportation if he pleads guilty to certain crimes? U.S. Supreme Court. Padilla v. Commonwealth, No. 08-651. Certiorari granted Feb. 23, 2009. Ruling below: 253 S.W.3d 482 (Ky. 2008).

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CRIMINAL LAW

Does a defendant’s prior conviction for felony battery constitute a “violent” felony for the purpose of imposing a heightened sentence under the federal statute governing career criminals? U.S. Supreme Court. Johnson v. U.S., No. 08-6925. Certiorari granted Feb. 23, 2009. Ruling below: No. 07-13497 (11th Cir. 2008).

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CRIMINAL – MIRANDA WARNING

Did Maryland police violated a prison inmate’s right to counsel when they interviewed him about a sex crime two years and seven months after he had requested the presence of an attorney during a prior interrogation for the same crime? U.S. Supreme Court. Maryland v. Shatzer, No. 08-680. Certiorari granted Jan. 26, 2009. Ruling below: 405 Md. 585 (Md. Ct. App. 2008).

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COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Does 17 U.S.C. §411(a) restrict the subject matter jurisdiction of the federal courts over copyright infringement actions? U.S. Supreme Court. Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, No. 08-203. Certiorari granted March 2, 2009. Ruling below: 509 F.3d 116 (2nd Cir. 2007).

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CIVIL PRACTICE

May a party immediately appeal an order to disclose materials said to be covered by the attorney-client privilege? U.S. Supreme Court. Mohawk Industries Inc. v. Carpenter, No. 08-678. Certiorari granted Jan. 26, 2009. Ruling below: 541 F.3d 1048 (11th Cir. ...

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