STARE DECISIS

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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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Under California law, a union may become the exclusive bargaining representative for all public school employees in a school district if it can show that a majority of the employees consent to its representation. See Friedrichs v. Cal. Teachers Ass’n,...

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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 Sixth Amendment provides that a person accused of a crime has the right to confront a witness against him or her in a criminal action. This includes the right to be present at the trial (which is guaranteed by the Federal Rules of Criminal...

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The Supreme Court case that held that the Constitution protected a woman’s right to an abortion prior to the viability of the fetus.

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The case involved a Texas statute that prohibited abortion except when necessary to save the life of...

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In 1992, the Supreme Court decided Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, which held that a state cannot force a business without a physical presence in the state to collect sales taxes. State v. Wayfair Inc., 901 N.W.2d. 754.

Petitioner South Dakota,...