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Oral argument: October 29, 2007

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (Oct. 19, 2006)

PRISONERS' RIGHTS, STATUTORY INTERPRETATION, SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY, FEDERAL...
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The Queen Anne’s Revenge is a former French merchant vessel that was captured by the pirate Edward Teach, more commonly known as Blackbeard, in 1717. Allen v. Cooper at 343. Teach abandoned the Revenge in 1718 when it ran aground off the coast of...

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Deborah D. Peterson and several individuals (collectively, “Peterson”) represent people killed in terrorist attacks sponsored by Iran. See Peterson v. Republic of Iran et al., 758 F.3d 185, 188 (2d Cir. 2014). Peterson has obtained...

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From March 2001 through August 2007, Coleman worked at the Maryland Court of Appeals. See Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals, 626 F.3d 187, 189 (4th Cir. 2010). Throughout his employment, Coleman satisfied the standards of his position and received...

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Barbara Dolan ("Dolan") was injured when she tripped over a stack of mail that a United States Postal Service ("USPS") employee had left in front of her house. Brief for the Respondents at 2. After filing an administrative claim with the...

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Respondent Gilbert P. Hyatt filed suit against Petitioner Franchise Tax Board of California (“Franchise Tax Board”) in 1998, alleging that it had committed certain intentional torts, causing him damages, and claiming that its tax auditors acted in bad...

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In 1991, Gilbert P. Hyatt (“Hyatt”) began to receive large amounts of income from licensing fees for a computer chip patent. See Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt, 335 P.3d 125, 131 (Nev. 2014). In his 1991 tax return, Hyatt stated that just prior to...

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Republic of Iraq, et al., v. Robert Simon, et al.

Robert Simon ("Simon"), a news reporter for CBS News, was one of several American citizens in Kuwait and Iraq immediately following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. See ...

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Consolidated with Iraq v. Beaty (07-1090).

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The International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) is an international organization (“IO”) purposed with promoting private enterprise in its 184 member countries, mainly by investing in private projects where insufficient capital is available. Jam v. Int’l...

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