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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq., was originally enacted in 1974 to protect employees’ “justified expectations of receiving benefits that their employers promise them.”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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Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam, a Sri Lanka native, is of the Tamil ethnic minority and backed a Tamil political candidate. Thuraissigiam v. USDHS at 11–12. In June 2016, Thuraissigiam fled Sri Lanka to Mexico. Id. at 11. In February 2017, he entered the...

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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 Nidal Khalid Nasrallah, a native and citizen of Lebanon, entered the United States on a tourist visa in 2006 and later became a lawful permanent resident. Nasrallah v. U.S. Attorney General at 2. On November 11, 2011, the United States...

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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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