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1000 MV. CHICAGO
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675 KIMEL V. FLORIDA BD. OF REGENTS
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Whether the Eleventh Amendment bars a private suit in federal court against a State for violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
651 BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF ALA.V. GARRETT
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1. Whether the Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution bars suits by private citizens in federal court under the Americans with Disabilities Act against non-consenting states. 2. Whether the Eleventh Amendment bars suits in federal court by private citizens under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 against non-consenting states."
629 UNITED STATES V. GEORGIA
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623 ROMER, GOVERNOR OF COLORADO, ET AL. V. EVANS ET AL., 517 U.S. 620 (1996).
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602 CHAVEZ V. MARTINEZ
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1. Whether the Ninth Circuit panel Correctly characterized the Supreme Court's Fifth Amendment discussion in United States v. Verdugo-Urquidez, 494 U.S. 259 (1990), as non-binding dicta and thereby ignored its holding favorable to petitioner. 2. Whether a violation of the Fifth Amendment, potentially resulting in an award of civil damages, occurs at the time of the purported coercive the constitutionally violative statement in a criminal proceeding. 3. Whether the Ninth Circuit panel correctly held that the conduct of this investigating officer was so offensive as to deny him qualified immunity.
577 TENNESSEE V. LANE
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Whether Title II of the Americans with Disabilitites Act of 1990 is a proper exercise of Congress' power under Section 5 of the 14th Amendment and thus validly abrogates state sovereign immunity?
568 ELDRED V. ASHCROFT
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The Copyright Term Extension Act, which enlarges the duration of existing and future copyrights by 20 years, does not exceed Congress' power under the Constitution's Copyright Clause and does not violate the First Amendment.
568 FLORIDA PREPAID POSTSECONDARY ED. EXPENSEBD. V. COLLEGE SAVINGS BANK
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562 CHANDLER V. MILLER, 520 U.S. 305 (1997)
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559 UNITED STATES V. MORRISON
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1. Whether 42 U.S.C. 13981, the provision of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 that creates a private right of action for victims of gender-motivated violence, is a valid exercise of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. 2. Whether 42 U.S.C. 13981 is a valid exercise of Congress's power under the Enforcement Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
559 CITY OF BOERNE V. FLORES, 117 S.CT. 2157, 138 L.ED.2D 624 (1997).
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547 SMITH V. ROBBINS
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1. Did the Ninth Circuit err in finding that California's no-merit brief procedure-- in which appellate counsel who has found no nonfrivolous issues remains available to brief any issue the appellate court might identify--violated the Sixth Amendment Anders right to effective assistance of counsel on appeal? 2. Did the Ninth Circuit err when it ruled that the asserted Anders violation required a new appeal, without testing the claimed Sixth Amendment error under Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668 (1984)? 3. Did the Ninth Circuit violate the rule announced in Teague v. lane, 489 U.S. 288 (1989),which prohibits the retroactive application of a new rule on collateral review, when it invalidated California's wellsettled, good-faith interpretation of federal law?
544 ROPER V. SIMMONS
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538 44 LIQUORMART, INC., ET AL. V. RHODE ISLAND ET AL., 517 U.S. 484 (1996).
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532 RICE V. CAYETANO
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Whether the court of appeals erred in holding that the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution permit the adoption of an explicitracial classification that restricts the right to vote in statewide elections for state officials.
525 WALTON V. ARIZONA, 497 U.S. 639 (1990)
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516 CUNNINGHAM V. CALIFORNIA
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516 SAENZ V. ROE
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507
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507 ADARAND CONSTRUCTORS V. PENA, 515 U.S. 200 (1995).
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483 RIVERA V. ILLINOIS
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483 VIETH V. JUBELIRER
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483 NEVADA DEPT. OF HUMAN RESOURCES V. HIBBS
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Whether 29 U.S.C. Sec. 2612 (a) (1) (C) exceeds Congress's enforcement authority under Section 5 of the Foruteenth Amendment.
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455 RAYGOR V. REGENTS OF UNIV. OF MINN.
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Title 28 U. S. C. §1367(d), which purports to toll the statute of limitations for supplemental state-law claims while they are pending in federal court and for 30 days after they are dismissed, does not apply to claims against nonconsenting state defendants that are dismissed on Eleventh Amendment grounds.
455 UNITED STATES V. BALSYS, 524 U.S. 666 (1998)
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455 COLLEGE SAVINGS BANK V. FLORIDA PREPAIDPOSTSECONDARY ED. EXPENSE BD.
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455 BURDICK V. TAKUSHI, 504 U.S. 428 (1992)
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455
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455
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455 ERIE V. PAPS A. M.
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Did the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the court of last resort of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, improperly strike an ordinance of the City of Erie which fully comports with the principles articulated in Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc., thereby willfully disregarding binding precedent in violation of the Supremacy Clause at Article VI, Clause 2 of the Constitution of the United States?
455
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455
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440
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440 NIXON V. SHRINK MISSOURI GOVERNMENT PAC
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Whether the court of appeals erred in declaring that Missouri's campaign contribution limits for statewide office, which exceed the limits expressly approved by this Court for national elections in Buckeley V. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1 (1976), violates the First Amendment.
440 APPRENDI V. NEW JERSEY
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Whether this Court should decline the invitation of the New Jersey Supreme Court to decide whether New Jersey's hate crime law, N.J.S.A. 2C:44-3e., unconstitutionally provides for an extended term of imprisonment increasing the maximum possible penalty by ten years, based on proof by a preponderance of the evidence, rather than proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and denies the defendant rights to notice by indictment and trial by jury."
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422 LAWRENCE V. TEXAS
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1. Whether petitioners' criminal convictions under the Texas Homosexual Conduct law- which criminalizes sexual intimacy by same-sex couples, but not identical behavior by different-sex couples- violate the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of equal protection of the laws? 2. Whether Petitioner's criminal convictions for adult consensual sexual intimacy in the home violate their vital interest in liberty and privacy protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment? 3. Whether Bowers v. Hardwick, 478 U.S. 186 (1986), should be overruled?
422 TIMMONS V. TWIN CITIES AREA NEW PARTY, 520 U.S. 351 (1997)
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422 CONN V. GABBERT
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409 VERNONIA SCH. DIST. 47J V. ACTON, 515 U.S. 646 (1995).
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400 SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA V. FLORIDA
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400 MARTINEZ V. COURT OF APPEAL OF CAL.,FOURTH APPELLATE DIST.
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Does a criminal defendant have a constitutional right to elect self-representation on direct appeal from a judgment of conviction?
400 HURLEY V. IRISH-AMERICAN GAY, LESBIAN & BISEXUAL GROUP OF BOSTON, 515 U.S. 557 (1995)
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400 SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA V. FLORIDA
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400 OHIO ADULT PAROLE AUTHORITY V. WOODARD, 523 U.S. 272 (1998)
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379 YSURSA V. POCATELLO ED. ASSN.
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376 SATTAZAHN V. PENNSYLVANIA
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Neither the Fifth Amendment's Double Jeopardy Clause nor the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause barred Pennsylvania from seeking the death penalty against petitioner on retrial when he was given a life sentence at his first trial.
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376 BENNIS V. MICHIGAN, 517 U.S. 1163 (1996)
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376 FLORIDA BAR V. WENT FOR IT, INC., 515 U.S. 618 (1995).
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376 CUYAHOGA FALLS V. BUCKEYE COMMUNITYHOPE FOUNDATION
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Respondents have presented no genuine issues of material fact with regard to whether Cuyahoga Falls violated the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses by submitting to voters a facially neutral referendum petition calling for the repeal of a municipal ordinance authorizing construction of a low-income housing complex.
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348 LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPT. V. UNITED REPORTINGPUBLISHING CORP.
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Whether the government violates the First Amendment when it releases records but forbids their commercial use?
348 PORTUONDO V. AGARD
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Whether the Second Circuit Court of Appeals erred in extending this Court's decision in Griffin v. California, 380 U.S. 509 (1965)-- which prohibited a prosecutor's comment on a defendant's right to remain silent-- to a prosecutor's comment on a testifying defendant's presence in the courtroom during the testimony of other witnesses?
348 LINGLE V. CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
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348
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348 WYOMING V. HOUGHTON
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333 CONNECTICUT DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY V. DOE
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The Second Circuit's judgment enjoining the public disclosure provisions of Connecticut's "Megan's Law" must be reversed because due process does not require the opportunity to prove a fact, here, current dangerousness, that is not material to the State's statutory scheme.
333 STOP THE BEACH RENOURISHMENT, INC. V. FLOR-IDA DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
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333
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333 AMERICAN MFRS. MUT. INS. CO. V. SULLIVAN
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333 JOHNSON V. CALIFORNIA
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333 M. L. B. V. S. L. J., 519 U.S. 102 (1996).
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314 PANETTI V. QUARTERMAN
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314 COOPER INDUSTRIES, INC. V. LEATHERMANTOOL GROUP, INC.
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Courts of Appeals should apply a de novo, not an abuse-of-discretion, standard when reviewing district court determinations of the constitutionality of punitive damages awards.
314 INYO COUNTY V. PAIUTE-SHOSHONE INDIANS OFBISHOP COMMUNITY OF BISHOP COLONY
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1. Whether the doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity enable Indians tribes, their gambling casinos and other commercial businesses to prohibit the searching of their property by law enforcement officers for criminal evidence pertaining to the commission of off-reservation State crimes, when the search is pursuant to a search warrant issued upon probable cause. 2. Whether such a search by State law enforcement officers constitutes a violation of the tribe's civil rights that is actionable under 42 U.S.C. 1983. 3. Whether, if such a search is actionable under 42 U.S.C. 1983, the State law enforcement officers who conducted the search pursuant to the warrant are nonetheless entitled to the defense of qualified immunity.
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314 CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOC. CHAPTER OF UNIV. OF CAL.,HASTINGS COLLEGE OF LAW V. MARTINEZ
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314 LOS ANGELES COUNTY V. HUMPHRIES
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314 COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO V. LEWIS, 523 U.S. 833 (1998)
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272
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272 SOUTH CENTRAL BELL TELEPHONE CO. V. ALABAMA
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272 CAMPBELL V. LOUISIANA, 523 U.S. 392 (1998)
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272 TURNER V. ROGERS
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272 SHEPARD V. UNITED STATES
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272 MCCREARY COUNTY V. AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIESUNION OF KY.
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272 JEFFERSON V. CITY OF TARRANT, ALA., 522 U.S. 75 (1997)
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272 OVERTON V. BAZZETTA
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In 1995, the Michigan Department of Corrections revised its prison visitation policy to: (1) prohibit visits by a minor child, unless the minor is the child, stepchild or grandchild of the prisoner; (2) prohibit visits by a prisoner's child when the prisoner's parental rights have been terminated; (3) require that all visiting minor children be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; (4) prohibit visits by former inmates unless the former inmate is in the prisoner's immediate family; and (5) impose a ban on visitation for a minimum of two years for any inmate found guilty of two or more major misconduct's for substance abuse. Do these restrictions, as set forth above, (a) violate a right of intimate association under the First Amendment as retained by a incarcerated felon or (b) constitute cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment?
272 INDIANA V. EDWARDS
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272 TENNESSEE SECONDARY SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSN. V.BRENTWOOD ACADEMY
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272 MILLER V. JOHNSON, 515 U.S. 900 (1995)
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272 DEVENPECK V. ALFORD
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272 GRUTTER V. BOLLINGER
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1. Does the University of Michigan Law School's use of racial preferences in student admissions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C> 2000d), or 42 U.S.C. 1981? 2. Should an appellate court required to apply strict scrutiny to governmental race-based preferences review de novo the district court's findings because the fact issues are constitutional?
211 BUCHANAN V. ANGELONE, 522 U.S. 269 (1998)
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211 WASHINGTON V. GLUCKSBERG, 117 S.CT. 2258, 138 L.ED.2D 772 (1997).
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211 GOODYEAR DUNLOP TIRES OPERATIONS, S.A.V.BROWN
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211 PARENTS INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS V.SEATTLE SCHOOL DIST. NO. 1
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211
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211 MILLER-EL V. DRETKE
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211 HODGSON V. MINNESOTA, 497 U.S. 417 (1990)
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211 FITZGERALD V. BARNSTABLE SCHOOL COMM.
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211
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211 HAMDI V. RUMSFELD
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Did the court of appeals erred in holding that the U.S. has established the legality of the military's detention of Yaser Esam Hamdi, a presumed American citizen who was captured in Afghanistan during the combat operations in late 2001, and was determined by the military to be an enemy combatant who should be detained in connection with the ongoing hostilities in Afghanistan?
211 KANSAS V. MARSH
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211 GOOD NEWS CLUB V. MILFORD CENTRAL SCHOOL
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When Milford Central School excluded the Good News Club from meeting after hours at the school on the ground that the Club was religious in nature, it violated the Club's free speech rights; that violation is not justified by Milford's concern that permitting the Club's activities would violate the Establishment Clause.
211 VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. V. FCC
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The Federal Communications Commission can require state utility commissions to set the rates charged for leased telecommunications network elements on a forward-looking basis untied to the network owners' investment, and can require those owners to combine such elements upon the request of a leasing competitor that cannot do the combining itself.
211 BUSH V. VERA, 517 U.S. 952 (1996).
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211 RICCI V. DESTEFANO
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211 TROXEL V. GRANVILLE
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1. Does Revised Code of Washington 26.10.160(3) and the former RCW26.09.240 granting third parties, including grandparents, the right to petition for visitation rights with a minor child if the visitation is ""in the best interests of the child"" impermissibly interfere with a parent's fundamental interest in the ""care custody and companionship of a child"" as defined by the liberty and privacy provisions of the United States Constitution? 2. Did the Supreme Court of Washington err in Custody of Smith, 137 Wn.2d 1, 969 P.2d 21 (1998), in holding that RCW 26. 10. 160(3) and the former RCW 26.09.240 are unconstitutional based upon the liberty interest of the Fourteenth Amendment and the fundamental right to privacy inherent in the United States Constitution when it used the flawed premise that a parent's fundamental right to autonomy in child-rearing decisions is unassailable and that the state's parents patriae power to act in a child's welfare may not be invoked absent a finding of harm to the child or parental unfitness?
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211 UNITED STATES V. HAYS, 515 U.S. 737 (1995)
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211 J. MV. NICASTRO
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211 EDWARDS V. BALISOK, 520 U.S. 641 (1997).
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211
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211 UTTECHT V. BROWN
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211 SUITUM V. TAHOE REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY, 520 U.S. 725 (1997)
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211 PALAZZOLO V. RHODE ISLAND
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Petitioner's claim that Rhode Island's application of its wetlands regulations took his property without compensation in violation of the Takings Clause is ripe for review and is not barred by his acquisition of title after the regulations' effective date; however, he failed to establish a deprivation of all economic use, for the parcel retains significant development value.
211 UNITED STATES V. VIRGINIA ET AL., 518 U.S. 515 (1996).
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211 WILKINSON V. AUSTIN
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211 HUNT V. CROMARTIE
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211 JOHNSON V. FANKELL, 520 U.S. 911 (1997).
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211 SOSSAMON V. TEXAS
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211 STATE FARM MUT. AUTOMOBILE INS. CO.V. CAMPBELL
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Whether the Utah Supreme Court, in direct contravention of this Court's decision in BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore, 517 U.S.559 (1996), and fundamental principles of due process, committed constitutional error by reinstating a $145 million punitive damage award that punishes out-of-state conduct, is 145 time greater than the compensatory damages in the case, and is based upon the defendant's alleged business practices nationwide over a twenty year period, which were unrelated and dissimilar to the conduct by the defendant that gave rise to the plaintiff's claims?
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211 HALBERT V. MICHIGAN
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211 CASTLE ROCK V. GONZALES
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211 ROGERS V. TENNESSEE
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The Tennessee Supreme Court's retroactive application to petitioner of its decision abolishing the common law " year and a day rule" did not deny petitioner due process of law in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
211 SHAW V. HUNT, 116 S.CT. 1894, 135 L.ED.2D 207 (1996)
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211
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211 VACCO, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW YORK V. QUILL, 117 S.CT. 2293, 138 L.ED.2D (1997)
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211
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211 UNITED STATES V. LANIER, 520 U.S. 259 (1997).
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211 OHIO V. AKRON CENTER, 497 U.S. 502 (1990)
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211 MARYLAND V. PRINGLE
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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?
211 LUJAN V. G & G FIRE SPRINKLERS, INC.
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Because California law affords respondent public works project subcontractor sufficient opportunity to pursue its claim for payment under its contracts in state court, the statutory scheme does not deprive respondent of due process when it authorizes the State to order withholding of such payments from the contractor if a subcontractor fails to comply with certain Labor Code requirements; permits the contractor, in turn, to withhold similar sums from the subcontractor; and permits the contractor, or his assignee, to sue the awarding body for alleged breach of the contract.
211 GRATZ V. BOLLINGER
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1. Does the University of Michigan's use of racial preferences in undergraduate admissions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C.2000d), or 42 U.S.C. 1981?
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211 DECK V. MISSOURI
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211 BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, INC. V. GORE, 517 U.S. 559 (1996).
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211 YOUNG V. HARPER, 520 U.S. 143 (1997).
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211 PENNSYLVANIA DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS V. YESKEY, 524 U.S. 206 (1998)
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211 ORTIZ V. JORDAN
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211 SKINNER V. SWITZER
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211 BRENTWOOD ACADEMY V. TENNESSEE SECONDARYSCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSN.
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Whether the regulatory conduct of a nominally private secondary school athletic association, which ""establishes and enforces all of the rules by which high school teams and players, at both public and private schools, compete throughout the state of Tennessee,"" Brentwood Academy v. Tennessee Secondary School athletic Ass'n, 190 F.3rd 705 (6th Cir. 1999) (Merritt, J., dissenting from the denial of petition for rehearing en banc), and whose ""membership consist(s) entirely of institutions located within the same State, many of them public institutions created by the same sovereign, "" NCAA v. Tarkanian, 488 U.S. 179, 193 n. 13 (1988), constitutes state action under the Fourteenth Amendment and under 42 U.S.C. 1983."
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