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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq., was originally enacted in 1974 to protect employees’ “justified expectations of receiving benefits that their employers promise them.” Frommert v....

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Petitioner Gilbert P. Hyatt applied to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) in 1995 to patent his invention of a “computerized display system for processing image information.” See Hyatt v. Kappos, 625 F.3d 1320, 1323 (Fed. Cir. 2010...

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Petitioner James L. Kisor is a veteran who served on active duty in the Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966. Kisor v. Shulkin at 1361. Kisor filed a claim for disability compensation benefits with the Department of Veteran Affairs (“VA”) Regional Office in...

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The facts as presented here are drawn from the party briefs.

On October 13, 1995, Alexandre Mirzayance, armed with a hunting knife and pistol, entered the bedroom of his cousin Melanie Ookhtens. See Brief for Petitioner at 2. After stabbing her...

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In this case, the Supreme Court will address the statutory interpretation of 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(D), which determines the scope of judicial review on certain discretionary decisions. Specifically, the section states that no court has the jurisdiction...

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In 2008, a woman filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). See EEOC v. Mach Mining Inc., 738 F.3d 171, 173 (7th Cir. 2013). The woman alleged that Mach Mining, LLC (“MM”) denied her a job because of her sex...

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Petitioner Ricky Lee Smith received disability benefits from Social Security between 1988 and 2004, until his financial resources increased to the point that he was no longer eligible for the benefits. Smith v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec., 880 F.3d 813, 815 (...

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Petitioner Sprint Communications Company, L.P. (“Sprint”) connected Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) calls from Sprint’s to Windstream’s customers.Sprint Commc’n. Co., L.P. v. Jacobs, et al., 690 F.3d 864, 866 (8th Cir. 2012). Windstream...

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The dusky gopher frog is an endangered species whose population once spread across forests from Louisiana to Alabama. Markle Interests, L.L.C. v. United States Fish & Wildlife Serv., 827 F.3d 452, 458 (5th Cir. 2016). However, habitat degradation...

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Petitioner Terry Whitman ("Whitman") was employed as an air traffic controller at the Federal Aviation Administration's ("FAA") Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center. Brief of the Petitioner at 8-9. As part of his employment, under...

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