state sovereignty

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This is an original jurisdiction case brought by the States of Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Virginia, joined by the Southeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Commission (the "Commission") (collectively "petitioners") seeking...

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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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Oral argument: Feb. 22, 2011

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for Third Circuit (Sept. 17, 2009)

TENTH AMENDMENT, TREATY POWER, STATE SOVEREIGNTY, STANDING

Petitioner Carol Anne Bond...

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The petitioners, Central Virginia Community College, Virginia Military Institute ("VMI"), New River Community College, and Blue Ridge Community College ("the Virginia Institutions") are public, higher education...

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In 1970, Congress passed the Controlled Substance Act ("CSA") as part of a comprehensive federal scheme to regulate and control certain drugs and other substances. Under the CSA, physicians who prescribe controlled substances are...

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In the 1940s, the United States Navy constructed a landfill, the Ordot Dump, on the island of Guam. Gov’t of Guam v. United States at 106–07. The Navy used the Dump for the disposal of “munitions, chemicals, and everyday garbage.” Id. Although the...

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Petitioner Clayvin Herrera is a member of the Crow Tribe of Indians and lives on the Crow Reservation in St. Xavier, Montana. Clayvin Herrera v. Wyoming at 2. In January 2014, Herrera was hunting elk on Crow Reservation. Id. Herrera and other tribal...

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In September 2007, John Sturgeon was operating a state-registered hovercraft to access moose-hunting grounds surrounding the Nation River in the Yukon-Charley National Preserve in Alaska. Sturgeon v. Masica, 768 F.3d 1066, 1070 (9th Cir. 2014)....

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The decedent, Mark Sveen, purchased a life insurance policy in 1997. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Melin, 853 F.3d 410, 411 (8th Cir. 2017). Later that year, Mark Sveen married Kaye Melin, and in 1998, he designated Melin as the primary beneficiary of...

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The Prairie Band of the Potawatomi Nation ("the Nation") is a federally-recognized Indian tribe located on United States trust land in Jackson County, Kansas. Prairie Band Potawatomi v. Richards, 379 F.3d 979, 981 (10th Cir. 2004) ("...