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  1. Strickland v. Washington (1984)

    Respondent pleaded guilty in a Florida trial court to an indictment that included three capital murder charges. In the plea colloquy, respondent told the trial judge that, although he had committed a string of burglaries, he had no significant prior criminal record and that at the time of his criminal spree he was under extreme stress caused by his inability to support his family. The trial judge told respondent that he had "a great deal of respect for people who are willing to step [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 82-1554
  2. Anders v. California (1967)

    George J. Roth, Deputy Attorney General of California, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Thomas C. Lynch, Attorney General, and William E. James, Assistant Attorney General.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 98
  3. Jackson v. Virginia (1979)

    The Constitution prohibits the criminal conviction of any person except upon proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In re Winship, 397 U. S. 358. The question in this case is what standard is to be applied in a federal habeas corpus proceeding when the claim is made that a person has been convicted in a state court upon insufficient evidence.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 78-5283
  4. Anderson v. Liberty Lobby (1986)

    In New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 84 S.Ct. 710, 11 L.Ed.2d 686, it was held that, in a libel suit brought by a public official (extended by later cases to public figures), the First Amendment requires the plaintiff to show that in publishing the alleged defamatory statement the defendant acted with actual malice. It was further held that such actual malice must be shown with "convincing clarity." Respondents, a nonprofit corporation described as a "citizens' lobby" and [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 84-1602
  5. Celotex Corporation v. Myrtle Nell Catrett (1986)

    In September 1980, respondent administratrix filed this wrongful-death action in Federal District Court, alleging that her husband's death in 1979 resulted from his exposure to asbestos products manufactured or distributed by the defendants, who included petitioner corporation. In September 1981, petitioner filed a motion for summary judgment, asserting that during discovery respondent failed to produce any evidence to support her allegation that the decedent had been exposed to [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 85-198
  6. Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

    John J. Flynn argued the cause for petitioner in No. 759. With him on the brief was John P. Frank. Victor M. Earle III argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner in No. 760. F. Conger Fawcett argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner in No. 761. Gordon Ringer, Deputy Attorney General of California, argued the cause for petitioner in No. 584. With him on the briefs were Thomas C. Lynch, Attorney General, and William E. James, Assistant Attorney General.

    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 759
  7. Slack v. McDaniel (2000)

    Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, Part I of which was unanimous, Part II of which was joined by Rehnquist, C. J., and O'Connor, Scalia, Thomas, and Ginsburg, JJ., and Parts III and IV of which were joined by Rehnquist, C. J., and Stevens, O'Connor, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ. Stevens, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Souter and Breyer, JJ., joined, post, p. 490. Scalia, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 98-6322
  8. Apprendi v. New Jersey (2000)

    Stevens, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Scalia, Souter, Thomas, and Ginsburg, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed a concurring opinion, post, p. 498. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Scalia, J., joined as to Parts I and II, post, p. 499. O'Connor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Rehnquist, C. J., and Kennedy and Breyer, JJ., joined, post, p. 523. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Rehnquist, C. J., joined, post, p. 555.

    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 99-478
  9. Terry v. Ohio (1968)

    Briefs of amici curiae, urging reversal, were filed by Jack Greenberg, James M. Nabrit III, Michael Meltsner, Melvyn Zarr, and Anthony G. Amsterdam for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and by Bernard A. Berkman, Melvin L. Wulf, and Alan H. Levine for the American Civil Liberties Union et al.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 67
  10. Miller-El v. Cockrell (2003)

    KENNEDY, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which REHNQUIST, C. J., and STEVENS, O'CONNOR, SCALIA, SOUTER, GINSBURG, and BREYER, JJ., joined. SCALIA, J., filed a concurring opinion, post, p. 348. THOMAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. 354.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 01-7662
  11. McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green (1973)

    Solicitor General Griswold, Assistant Attorney General Pottinger, Deputy Solicitor General Wallace, Keith A. Jones, David L. Rose, Julia P. Cooper, and Beatrice Rosenberg filed a brief for the United States as amicus curiae urging affirmance.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 72-490
  12. Brady v. Maryland (1963)

    Thomas W. Jamison III, Special Assistant Attorney General of Maryland, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Thomas B. Finan, Attorney General, and Robert C. Murphy, Deputy Attorney General.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 490
  13. Gall v. United States (2007)

    Paul D. Clement, Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Alice S. Fisher, Assistant Attorney General, Michael R. Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General, Matthew D. Roberts, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Nina Goodman, Jeffrey P. Singdahlsen, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for respondent.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 06-7949
  14. United States v. Olano (1993)

    O'Connor, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Rehnquist, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, and Thomas, JJ., joined. Kennedy, J., filed a concurring opinion, post, p. 741. Stevens, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which White and Blackmun, JJ., joined, post, p. 743.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 91-1306
  15. Chevron USA Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (1984)

    Deputy Solicitor General Bator argued the cause for petitioners in all cases. With him on the briefs for petitioner in No. 82-1591 were Solicitor General Lee, Acting Assistant Attorney General Habicht, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Walker, Mark I. Levy, Anne S. Almy, William F. Pedersen, and Charles S. Carter. Michael H. Salinsky and Kevin M. Fong filed briefs for petitioner in No. 82-1005. Robert A. Emmett, David Ferber, Stark Ritchie, Theodore L. Garrett, Patricia A. Barald, Louis E. [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 82-1005
  16. Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Zenith Radio Corporation (1986)

    Petitioners are 21 Japanese corporations or Japanese-controlled American corporations that manufacture and/or sell "consumer electronic products" (CEPs) (primarily television sets). Respondents are American corporations that manufacture and sell television sets. In 1974, respondents brought an action in Federal District Court, alleging that petitioners, over a 20-year period, had illegally conspired to drive American firms from the American CEP market by engaging in a scheme to fix and [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 83-2004
  17. Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly (2007)

    Stephen M. Shapiro, Kenneth S. Geller, Richard J. Favretto, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Washington, D.C., Laura J. Coleman, J. Henry Walker, Marc W.F. Galonsky, Ashley Watson, Atlanta, Georgia, for BellSouth Corporation.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 05-1126
  18. Penson v. Ohio (1988)

    Gregory L. Ayers, by appointment of the Court, 485 U. S. 957, argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Randall M. Dana, David C. Stebbins, and George A. Lyons.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 87-6116
  19. Almendarez-Torres v. United States (1998)

    Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Rehnquist, C. J., and O'Connor, Kennedy, and Thomas, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Stevens, Souter, and Ginsburg, JJ., joined, post, p. 248.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 96-6839
  20. Ashcroft v. Iqbal (2009)

    David J. Ball, Rima J. Oken, Jennifer Brace, Etai Lahav, Well, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, New York, Alexander A. Reinert, Joan M. Magoolaghan, Elizabeth L. Koob, Koob & Magoolaghan, Yonkers, New York, for Respondent Javaid Iqbal.


    Court: Supreme Court of the United States Docket: 07-1015

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