Willamette Law Online

(8 summaries)

Eric Wareham

United States Supreme Court

TitleExcerptFilling Date
PPL Montana, LLC v. MontanaConstitutional Law: A state does not acquire title to segments of rivers under the Equal Footing Doctrine when those segments of river were nonnavigable under federal law at the time of statehood.(02-22-2012)
United States v. AlvarezConstitutional Law: (Whether the Stolen Valor Act is facially invalid under the First Amendment's Free Speech clause.)(02-22-2012)
PPL Montana, LLC v. MontanaConstitutional Law: A state does not acquire title to segments of rivers under the Equal Footing Doctrine when those segments of river were nonnavigable under federal law at the time of statehood.(02-02-2012)
Filarsky v. DeliaQualified Immunity: Whether a private attorney retained by local government to conduct an investigation is precluded from asserting qualified immunity solely because of his status as a private lawyer rather than a government employee.(01-17-2012)
Perry v. New HampshireEvidence: The Due Process Clause does not require a preliminary judicial assessment of the reliability of eyewitness identification unless the identification was procured under unnecessarily suggestive circumstances arranged by law enforcement.(01-11-2012)
Credit Suisse Securities v. SimmondsCivil Procedure: Whether the two year statute of limitations in section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is subject to tolling, and if so, when does tolling begin.(11-29-2011)
Bobby v. DixonCriminal Procedure: Antiterrrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) provides that a state prisoner seeking a writ of habeas corpus from a federal court “must show that the state court’s ruling on the claim being presented in federal court was so lacking in justification that there was an error well understood and comprehended in existing law beyond any possibility for fairminded disagreement.”(11-07-2011)

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

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Florida v. Department of Health and Human ServicesConstitutional Law: Whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's expansion of the Medicaid law exceeds Congress's power under the Spending Clause of Article I.(11-14-2011)