Willamette Law Online

(7 summaries)

Melissa Douglas

United States Supreme Court

TitleExcerptFilling Date
Golan v. HolderFirst Amendment: The Copyright Clause and the First Amendment do not prohibit Congress from removing works that were previously placed in the public domain.(01-18-2012)
CompuCredit Corp. v. GreenwoodContract Law: The Credit Repair Organization Act [CROA] does not create a non-waivable right which prevents the enforcement of an arbitration clause for a lawsuit alleging violations of CROA.(01-10-2012)
Miller v. AlabamaCriminal Law: Whether a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole is cruel and usual punishment under the Eighth Amendment when the offender was fourteen years old at the time of the criminal action.(11-07-2011)
Perry v. New HampshireEvidence: Whether a defendant may exclude eyewitness identification stemming from impermissibly suggestive circumstances, regardless of improper state conduct related to that identification, based on the protections of due process.(11-02-2011)
CompuCredit Corp. v. GreenwoodContract Law: (Whether the Credit Repair Organization Act, 15 U.S.C. ยง 1679 creates a non-waivable right that prevents the enforcement of an arbitration clause.)(10-11-2011)
Setser v. United StatesSentencing: Whether a federal district court properly ordered a federal sentence to run consecutively to a not-yet-imposed state sentence.(05-11-2010)

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

TitleExcerptFilling Date
Arizona v. United StatesPreemption: Whether an Arizona immigration law is preempted by federal law, specifically the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).(12-12-2011)