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Does federal law prevent enforcement of certain aspects of motor carrier-related contracts used by the Port of Los Angeles?

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Facts

The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) is the busiest...

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The state of Arizona maintains that it faced rampant illegal immigration, which increased crime and harmed Arizona’s economy. See Brief for Petitioners, State of Arizona and Janice K. Brewer, at 3–6. In response to this concern, in April 2010, the...

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Facts

In 2006, Carol Anne Bond discovered that her friend, Myrlinda Haynes, was pregnant from an affair with Bond’s husband. See United States v. Bond, 681 F.3d 149, 151 (3d Cir. 2012). Seeking revenge, Bond acquired toxic chemicals, 10-...

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In 1992, Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), which prohibits states and their political subdivisions from authorizing, licensing, regulating, and controlling sports gambling. See NCAA v. Governor of New Jersey...

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In 1982, Gary Bradford Cone, a Vietnam veteran, was found guilty and sentenced to death in a Tennessee criminal court for the murder of two elderly people during the commission of a robbery. See Cone v. Bell, 492 F.3d 743, 748 (6th Cir. 2007). Under...

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In 2006, Respondent Jodie Nevils, a federal employee working for the United States Postal Service, was injured in a car accident. See Brief for Respondent, Jodie Nevils at 11. Nevils was covered by a health insurance plan through the petitioner...

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The following facts are taken from the opinion of the Minnesota Court of Appeals in which Stephen Danforth's first appeal was denied. In 1996, a Minnesota jury in Hennepin County District Court found Stephen Danforth guilty of first degree criminal...
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Petitioner, James Dawson, retired from his position as a U.S. Marshal on March 31, 2008. Steager v. Dawson at 2. Dawson currently receives retirement income from the Federal Employee Retirement System (“FERS”). Id.

The State of West Virginia...

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Colorado requires that all retailers pay a 2.9 percent tax on the sale of all tangible goods within the state. Direct Marketing Ass’n v. Brohl, 735 F.3d 904, 906 (10th Cir. 2013). The Commerce Clause and the Supreme Court’s decision in Quill Corp. v....

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On September 22, 1999, Ramon Nelson was killed while riding his bike away from a liquor store in Markham, Illinois. See Owens v. Duncan, 781 F.3d 360, 362 (7th Cir. 2015); Brief for Petitioner, Stephen Duncan, Warden at 3. A person struck Nelson in...

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