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November 2003
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Monday, November 3

Andrew J. Kontrick v. Robert A. Ryan
No. 02-819

Subject:

    Bankruptcy Law, Rule 4004
Question:
    Bankruptcy Rule 4004 sets the deadline for objecting to a debtor's discharge in bankruptcy. The question presented is whether the deadline set by Rule 4004 is mandatory and jurisdictional and thus cannot be waived.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties
  • Petitioner (Merits) [PDF]
  • Respondent (Merits) [PDF]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Merits) [PDF]

Maryland v. Joseph Jermaine Pringle
No. 02-809

Subject:

    Fourth Amendment, Search and Seizure, Criminal Law
Question:
    Where drugs and a roll of cash are found in the passenger compartment of a car with multiple occupants, and all deny ownership, does the Fourth Amendment prohibit a police officer form arresting the occupants of the car?
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties
  • Petitioner (Merits) [PDF]
  • Respondent (Merits) [PDF]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Merits) [PDF]

Tuesday, November 4

Jeff Groh v. Joseph R. Ramirez, et al.
No. 02-811

Subject:

    Search Warrants, Fourth Amendment, Qualified Immunity, Criminal Law, Civil Rights
Question:
  1. Whether the Ninth Circuit properly ruled that a law enforcement officer violated clearly established law, and thus was personally liable in damages and not entitled to qualified immunity, when at the time he acted there was no decision by the Supreme Court or any other court so holding, and the only lower court decisions addressing the issue had found the same conduct did not violate the law.

  2. Whether law enforcement officers violate the particularity requirement of the 4th Amendment when they execute a search warrant already approved by a magistrate judge, based on an attached application and affidavit properly describing with particularity the items to be searched and seized, but the warrant itself does not include the same level of detail.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties
  • Petitioner (Merits) [PDF]
  • Respondents (Merits) [PDF]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Merits) [PDF]

United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Charles E. Edwards
No. 02-1196

Subject:

Question:
    Whether the Eleventh Circuit erred in dismissing the complaint on the ground that an investment scheme is excluded from the term "investment contract" in the definitions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(10), if the promoter promises a fixed rather than variable return or if the investor is contractually entitled to a particular amount or rate of return?
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

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

  • Petitioner (Merits) [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Respondent (Merits) [PDF]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Merits) [PDF] [TEXT]

Wednesday, November 5

State of Arizona v. Rodney J. Gant
No. 02-1019

Subject:

    Search and Seizure, Fourth Amendment, Criminal Law
Question:
    When police arrest the recent occupant of a vehicle outside the vehicle, are they precluded from searching the vehicle pursuant to New York v. Belton, 453 U.S. 454 (1981), unless the arrestee was actually or constructively aware of the police before getting out of the vehicle?
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties
  • Petitioner (Merits) [PDF]
  • Respondent (Merits) [PDF]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Merits) [PDF]
  • Respondent - Supplemental (Merits) [PDF]

State of Illinois v. Robert S. Lidster
No. 02-1060

Subject:

    Vehicle Checkpoints, Fourth Amendment, Criminal Law
Question:
    Whether Indianapolis v. Edmond, 531 U.S. 32 (2000), prohibits police officers from conducting a checkpoint organized to investigate a prior offense, stopping all oncoming motorists to hand out flyers about the offense and arresting motorists for drunk driving.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties
  • Petitioner (Merits) [PDF]
  • Respondent (Merits) [PDF]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Merits) [PDF]

Monday, November 10

John M. Lamie v. United States Trustee
No. 02-693

Subject:

Question: Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

  • Petitioner (Petition) [PDF]
  • Respondent - Response (Petition) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]

  • Petitioner (Merits) [PDF]
  • Respondent (Merits) [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Merits) [PDF]

Michael D. Crawford v. State of Washington
No. 02-9410

Subject:

    Sixth Amendment, Confrontation Clause, Criminal Law
Question:
  1. Whether the Confrontation Clause of the 6th Amendment permits the admission against a criminal defendant of a custodial statement by a potential accomplice on the ground that parts of the statement "interlock" with the defendant's custodial statement.

  2. Whether the Confrontation Clause framework established in Ohio v. Roberts, 448 U.S. 56 (1980) should be reevaluated and read to unequivocally prohibit the admission of out-of-court statements insofar as they are contained in "testimonial" materials, such as tape-recorded custodial statements.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties
  • Petitioner (Merits) [PDF]
  • Respondent (Merits) [PDF]

Wednesday, November 12

General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. v. Dennis Cline, et al.
No. 02-1080

Subject:

Question:
    Whether the Court of Appeals erred in holding, contrary to decisions of the First and Seventh Circuits, that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, 29 U.S.C. 621-634, prohibits "reverse discrimination," i.e., employer actions, practices, or policies that treat older workers more favorably than younger workers who are at least 40 years old.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

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

  • Petitioner (Merits) [PDF] (1.5 MB)
  • Respondents (Merits) [PDF]

Olympic Airways v. Rubina Husain, etc., et al.
No. 02-1348

Subject:

    Warsaw Convention, Transportation Law, Wrongful Death
Question:
    Whether the "accident" condition precedent to air carrier liability for a passenger's death under Article 17 of the Warsaw Convention is satisfied when a passenger's pre-existing medical condition is aggravated by exposure to a normal condition in the aircraft cabin, even if the carrier's negligence was a link in the chain of causation.
Decisions:

Resources:

Briefs:

    Parties
  • Petitioner (Merits) [PDF] (4.7 MB)
  • Respondents (Merits) [PDF]
  • Petitioner - Reply (Merits) [PDF] (1.8 MB)

 

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