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February 2002 Tuesday, February 19

Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Pearlie Rucker, et al.
Oakland Housing Authority, et al. v. Pearlie Rucker, et al.
No. 00-1770, 00-1781

Subject:

    Public Housing, "One Strike and You're Out" Policy, Crime-Related Evictions
Question:
    Whether the lease clause provided for in 42 U.S.C. 1437d(l)(6) (Supp. IV 1998) is violated by such drug-related criminal activity, regardless of whether it can be shown that the tenant knew, or had reason to know, of the drug activity.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties:
  • Petitioner (Petition) [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]
  • Petitioner - Appendix (Petition) [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Petition) [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]

  • Petitioner [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]
  • Petitioner - Appendix [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]
  • Respondent [Part 1 - PDF] [Part 2 - PDF]
  • Petitioner - Reply [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]

    Amicus - Petitioner:
  • Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) [PDF]

    Amicus - Respondent:
  • AARP et al. [PDF]
  • Coalition to Protect Public Housing et al. [PDF]

Alabama v. LeReed Shelton
No. 00-1214

Subject:

    Sixth Amendment, Right to Counsel, Suspended Sentence
Question:
    Whether the State of Alabama may subject a defendant to a jury trial of a serious misdemeanor carrying a potential jail sentence of up to one year while denying him counsel and then, upon conviction, impose a suspended thirty-day jail sentence, a fine of $500, and two years' probation.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Amicus - Respondent:
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) [PDF] [RTF] [WORD] [WP]
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Reply to Charles Fried, et al. [PDF] [RTF] [WORD] [WP]

Wednesday, February 20

Susan Tave Zelman, Superintendent of Public Instruction of Ohio, et al. v. Doris Simmons-Harris, et al.
No. 00-1751

Hanna Perkins School, et al. v. Doris Simmons-Harris, et al.
No. 00-1777

Senel Taylor, et al. v. Doris Simmons-Harris, et al.
No. 00-1779

Subject:

    First Amendment, Establishment Clause, School Vouchers
Question:
    Whether the Establishment Clause prohibits Ohio's program from authorizing parents to use the scholarships at any private school, whether religious or now.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties:
  • Petitioner State of Ohio [PDF]
  • Respondent Doris Simmons-Harris et al. [PDF]

    Amicus - Petitioner:
  • Center for Education Reform (Petition) [PDF]
  • Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence (Petition) [PDF] [RTF]
  • United States (Petition) [PDF]

  • American Center for Law and Justice [TEXT]
  • American Education Reform Council [PDF]
  • Becket Fund for Religious Liberty [PDF]
  • Black Alliance for Educational Options [PDF]
  • Center for Education Reform et al. [PDF]
  • Center for Individual Freedom et al. [PDF]
  • Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence [PDF] [RTF]
  • Pacific Legal Foundation et al. [TEXT]
  • United States [PDF]
  • Vermonters for Better Education [TEXT]

    Amicus - Respondent:
  • American Jewish Committee et al. [PDF]
  • Anti-Defamation League [PDF]
  • Ohio School Boards Association et al. [PDF]

Daryl Renard Atkins v. Virginia
No. 00-8452

Subject:

    Death Penalty, Mental Retardation
Question:
    [Question Presented]
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties:
  • Petitioner [PDF]

    Amicus - Respondent:
  • Criminal Justice Legal Foundation [PDF]

Monday, February 25

Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina State Ports Authority
No. 01-46

Subject:

    Federalism, Sovereign Immunity, Administrative Courts
Question:
    Whether the Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution or principles of state sovereign immunity from suit preclude Congress from requiring the Federal Maritime Commission to adjudicate a private person's complaint that a state-run port has violated the Shipping Act of 1984.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties:
  • Respondent United States (Petition) [PDF] [TEXT]

  • Petitioner Federal Maritime Commission [PDF]
  • Respondent United States [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Respondent [PDF]

    Amicus - Petitioner:
  • National Association of Waterfront Employers [PDF
  • United States Maritime Alliance Limited [TEXT

Paul D. Lapides v. Board of Regents of University System of Georgia, et al.
No. 01-298

Subject:

    Eleventh Amendment, Immunity, Waiver
Question:
    [Question Presented]
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

  • [Coming Soon]

Tuesday, February 26

Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. v. Western States Medical Center, et al.
No. 01-344

Subject:

    21 U.S.C. § 353a, First Amendment, Commercial Speech, Advertising, Compounded Drugs
Question:
    The Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (EDAMA), 21 U.S.C. 353a (Supp. V 1999), provides a limited exemption from the new drug approval (and certain other) requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq., for drugs compounded by pharmacists. The question presented is whether FDAMA's limitation of that exemption to pharmacists who do not solicit prescriptions for or advertise particular compounded drugs, 21 U.S.C. 353a(a) and (c) (Supp. V 1999), is consistent with the First Amendment.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties:
  • Petitioner (Petition) [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Petition) [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]

  • Petitioner [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]
  • Petitioner - Reply [PDF] [TEXT]

    Amicus - Respondent:
  • International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists [PDF]

Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, et al. v. Village of Stratton, Ohio, et al.
No. 00-1737

Subject:

    First Amendment, Door-to-Door Solicitation, Permit
Question:
    [Question Presented]
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Amicus - Petitioner:
  • Center for Individual Freedom [PDF]
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center et al. [PDF]
  • RealCampaignReform.org et al. [PDF]

    Amicus - Neither Party:
  • Brennan Center for Justice [PDF]

Wednesday, February 27

Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Mario Echazabal
No. 00-1406

Subject:

    American with Disabilities Act (ADA), "Direct Threat" Defense
Question:
    Whether the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., permits an employer to refuse to hire an individual because his performance of the job will, as a result of his disability, pose a direct threat to his own health or safety.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties:
  • Petitioner (Petition) [PDF]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Petition) [PDF]

  • Petitioner [PDF]
  • Respondent [PDF]

    Amicus - Petitioner:
  • United States (Petition) [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]

  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America et al. [PDF]
  • Employers Group [PDF]
  • United States et al. [PDF] [TEXT] [RTF]

    Amicus - Respondent:
  • American Association of People with Disabilities et al. [PDF]
  • American Civil Liberties Union et al. [PDF]
  • American Public Health Association et al. [PDF]
  • National Council on Disability [PDF]
  • National Employment Lawyers Association [PDF]

Tom L. Carey, Warden v. Tony Eugene Saffold
No. 01-301

Subject:

    Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA), Statute of Limitations, Habeas Corpus
Question:
    [Question Presented]
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Amicus - Petitioner:
  • Criminal Justice Legal Foundation [PDF]

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