October Term 2007

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October Sitting

Gall v. US (No. 06-7949)10.02.2007Arg: (Trans.) 12.10.2010

Holding:
Kimbrough v. US (No. 06-6330)10.02.2007Arg: (Trans.) 12.10.2007

Holding:
NY Board of Elections v. Lopez-Torres (No. 06-766)10.03.2007Arg: (Trans.) 01.16.2008

Holding:
US v. Santos (No. 06-1005)10.03.2007Arg: (Trans.) 06.02.2008

Holding:
Stoneridge v. Scientific-Atlanta (No. 06-43)10.09.2007Arg: (Trans.) 01.15.2008

Holding:
Watson v. US (No. 06-571)10.09.2007Arg: (Trans.) 12.10.2007

Holding:
Medellin v. Texas (No. 06-984)10.10.2007Arg: (Trans.) 03.25.2008

Holding:

November Sitting

Klein & Co. Futures v. Bd. of Trade of NYC (No. 06-1265)10.29.2007Arg: (Trans.) 12.28.2007

Holding:
US v. Williams (No. 06-694)10.30.2007Arg: (Trans.) 05.19.2008

Holding:
Logan v. US (No. 06-6911)10.30.2007Arg: (Trans.) 12.04.2007

Holding:
Danforth v. Minnesota (No. 06-8273)10.31.2007Arg: (Trans.) 02.20.2008

Holding:
Dept. of Revenue of Kentucky v. Davis (No. 06-666)11.05.2007Arg: (Trans.) 05.19.2008

Holding:
CSX v. Ga. State Bd. of Equalization (No. 06-1287)11.05.2007Arg: (Trans.) 12.04.2007

Holding:
Federal Express v. Holowecki (No. 06-1322)11.06.2007Arg: (Trans.) 02.27.2008

Holding:
John R. Sand and Gravel v. US (No. 06-1164)11.06.2007Arg: (Trans.) 01.08.2008

Holding:
Hall Street v. Mattel (No. 06-989)11.07.2007Arg: (Trans.) 03.25.2008

Holding:

December Sitting

LaRue v. DeWolff, Boberg (No. 06-856)11.26.2007Arg: (Trans.) 02.20.2008

Holding:
New Jersey v. Delaware (No. 134 Original)11.27.2007Arg: (Trans.) 03.31.2008

Holding:
Knight v. CIR (No. 06-1286)11.27.2007Arg: (Trans.) 01.16.2008

Holding:
Rowe v. NH Motor Transport (No. 06-457)11.28.2007Arg: (Trans.) 02.20.2008

Holding:
Sprint/United Management v. Mendelsohn (No. 06-1221)12.03.2007Arg: (Trans.) 02.26.2008

Holding:
Riegel v. Medtronic (No. 06-179)12.04.2007Arg: (Trans.) 02.20.2008

Holding:
Snyder v. Louisiana (No. 06-10119)12.04.2007Arg: (Trans.) 03.19.2008

Holding:
Boumediene/Al-Odah v. Bush (No. 06-1195)12.05.2007Arg: (Trans.) 06.12.2008

Holding:

January Sitting

Dada v. Mukasey (No. 06-1181)01.07.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.16.2008

Holding:
Baze v. Rees (No. 07-5439)01.07.2008Arg: (Trans.) 04.16.2008

Holding:
Boulware v. US (No. 06-1509)01.08.2008Arg: (Trans.) 03.03.2008

Holding:
Kentucky Retirement Systems v. EEOC (No. 06-1037)01.09.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.19.2008

Holding:
Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd. (No. 07-21)01.09.2008Arg: (Trans.) 04.28.2008

Holding:
Preston v. Ferrer (No. 06-1463)01.14.2008Arg: (Trans.) 02.20.2008

Holding:
Virginia v. Moore (No. 06-1082)01.14.2008Arg: (Trans.) 04.23.2008

Holding:
Begay v. US (No. 06-11543)01.15.2008Arg: (Trans.) 04.16.2008

Holding:
US v. Rodriquez (No. 06-1646)01.15.2008Arg: (Trans.) 05.19.2008

Holding:
Quanta v. LG (No. 06-937)01.16.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.09.2008

Holding:
Meadwestvaco v. Ill. Dept. of Revenue (No. 06-1413)01.16.2008Arg: (Trans.) 04.15.2008

Holding:

February Sitting

Morgan Stanley Capital Group, et al. v. Public Utility 1 (No. 06-1457)02.19.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.26.2008

Holding:
Gomez-Perez v. Potter (No. 06-1321)02.19.2008Arg: (Trans.) 05.27.2008

Holding:
CBOCS West v. Humphries (No. 06-1431)02.20.2008Arg: (Trans.) 05.27.2008

Holding:
Cuellar v. US (No. 06-1456)02.25.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.02.2008

Holding:
Warner-Lambert v. Kent (No. 06-1498)02.25.2008Arg: (Trans.) 03.03.2008

Holding:
Allison Engine v. US (No. 07-214)02.26.2008JustiArg: (Trans.) 06.09.2008

Holding:
Exxon v. Baker (No. 07-219)02.27.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.25.2008

Holding:

March Sitting

Republic of the Philippines v. Pimentel (No. 06-1204)01.17.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.12.2008

Holding:
Rothgery v. Gillespie County (No. 07-440)03.17.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.23.2008

Holding:
DC v. Heller (No. 07-290)03.18.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.26.2008

Holding:
Richlin Security Service v. Chertoff (No. 06-1717)03.19.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.02.2008

Holding: Whether prevailing parties under the Equal Access to Justice Act should be compensated for the market rate of paralegal services or only for the cost of such services to the attorney.
Chamber of Commerce v. Brown (No. 06-939)03.19.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.19.2008

Holding:
Burgess v. US (No. 06-11429)03.24.2008 04.16.2008

Holding: 1. Whether the term “felony drug offense” as used in federal statutes requiring imposition of enhanced mandatory minimum 20 years’ imprisonment when drug offender has “prior conviction for a felony drug offense” must be read in pari materia with federal statutes defining both “felony” and “felony drug offense”, so as” to require imposition of minimum 20-year sentence only if prior drug conviction as both punishable by more “than one year in prison and characterized as a felony by controlling law; 2. When the court finds that a criminal statute is ambiguous, must it then turn to the rule of lenity to resolve ambiguity?
Riley v. Kennedy (No. 07-77)03.24.2008Arg: (Trans.) 05.27.2008

Holding: Whether states subject to Voting Rights Act pre-clearance requirements must receive Justice Department approval before implementing decisions of its highest court striking down previously pre-cleared state laws.
US v. Clintwood Elkhorn Mining Company (No. 07-308)03.24.2008 04.15.2008

Holding: Whether a coal company that did not meet the Tucker Act statute of limitations may seek a tax refund (with interest) directly under the Export Clause of the Constitution.
Munaf v. Geren/Geren v. Omar (No. 06-1666)03.25.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.12.2008

Holding:
US v. Ressam (No. 07-455)03.25.2008Arg: (Trans.) 05.19.2008

Holding: Whether 18 U.S.C. 1844(h)(2), which mandates 10 years in prison for carrying an explosive during the commission of a felony, requires the explosives to be carried “in relation to” the underlying felony.
Florida Dept. of Revenue v. Piccadilly Cafeterias (No. 07-312)03.26.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.16.2008

Holding: Whether a state may tax a court-ordered transfer of property from a chapter 11 bankruptcy estate to a third-party purchaser of the bankrupt party’s assets.
Indiana v. Edwards (No. 07-208)03.26.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.19.2008

Holding: Whether the Sixth Amendment grants a defendant found competent to stand trial the right to represent himself in a criminal proceeding.

April Sitting

Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle (No. 07-411)04.14.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.25.2008

Holding: Whether Indian tribes’ courts have authority to decide a civil lawsuit that involves business dealings between a company owned by a member of the tribe and a bank that owns land on a reservation, but itself is not owned by a tribal member.
Bridge v. Phoenix Bond & Indemnity (No. 07-210)04.14.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.09.2008

Holding: Whether plaintiffs who did not rely on but were nonetheless harmed by false statements made to third parties can establish proximate cause in a civil RICO action.
Irizarry v. U.S. (No. 06-7517)04.15.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.12.2008

Holding: Whether a judge must give both sides notice in advance of imposing a criminal sentence that departs from the Sentencing Guidelines.
Greenlaw v. U.S. (No. 07-330)04.15.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.23.2008

Holding: Whether a federal circuit court may sua sponte increase a defendant’s sentence in the absence of a cross-appeal by the government.
Taylor v. Sturgell (No. 07-371)04.16.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.12.2008

Holding: Whether a FOIA request may be barred by res judicata on grounds the petitioner was “virtually represented” by a close associate who previously sought disclosure of the same documents.
Kennedy v. Louisiana (No. 07-343)04.16.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.25.2008

Holding:
Engquist v. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture (No. 07-474)04.21.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.09.2008

Holding: Whether traditional rational basis equal protection analysis, the so-called ‘class of one’ legal theory, applies to public employment decisions.
Sprint Communications v. APCC Services (No. 07-552)04.21.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.23.2008

Holding: Whether a plaintiff assigned the right to pursue a legal claim, but which stands to gain no proceeds from the outcome of the litigation, has established standing under Article III.
Davis v. FEC (No. 07-320)04.22.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.26.2008

Holding: Whether BCRA’s so-called “Millionaire’s Amendment,” which relaxes campaign finance limits for opponents of congressional candidates spending more than $350,000 of their own money, violates either the First or Fifth Amendments.
Giles v. California (No. 07-6053)04.22.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.25.2008

Holding: Whether criminal defendants forfeit their Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause Claims upon a showing the defendant caused the unavailability of the witness or upon a showing the defendant’s actions were undertaken specifically to prevent the witness from testifying.
Meacham v. Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (No. 06-1505)04.23.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.19.2008

Holding: Whether, under Smith v. City of Jackson (2005), an employee alleging disparate impact under the ADEA has the burden of persuasion in establishing the contested action was based on “reasonable factors other than age.”
MetLife v. Glenn (No. 06-923)04.23.2008Arg: (Trans.) 06.19.2008

Holding: Whether an ERISA plan administrator that both evaluates and pays claims operates under a conflict of interest that must be weighed on judicial review of benefit determinations.
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