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In re Anthony Maurice Cook, Jr., on Habeas Corpus

In People v. Franklin (2016) 63 Cal.4th 261 (Franklin), the
defendant committed a murder at age 16, was tried as an adult
and given a sentence of 50 years to life. He challenged the
sentence as a violation of the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel
and unusual punishment. While his appeal was pending, the
Legislature enacted Penal Code1
sections 3051 and 4801 to
provide a par... More...
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Defendant-appellant, Anthony Haynesworth (“Haynesworth”),
appeals the trial court’s denial of his motion to s... More...
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Mary Ann Murray v. BEJ Minerals, LLC

Upon a vote of a majority of the non-recused active
judges, we granted rehearing en banc in Murray v. BEJ
Minerals, LLC, 908 F.3d 437 (9th Cir. 2018) (“Murray II”),
to determine whether dinosaur fossils are part of the surface
estate or the mineral estate u... More...
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Patrick Barber v. The California State Personnel Board, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Real Party in Interest

This is plaintiff and appellant Patrick Barber’s second appeal in this case and
raises an issue of first impression.
Upon remand from Barber’s first appeal (Barber I),
defendant and respondent, the California State Personnel Board (SPB), awarded Barber a
lump sum back pay award, which resulted in Barber incurring increased income tax
liability. SPB denied Barber’s motion for r... More...
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Stephen Hamer v. City of Trinidad

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) mandates that “no
qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded
from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities
of a public ent... More...
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Apple Inc. v. Robert Pepper

In 2007, Apple started selling iPhones. The next year, Apple launched the retail App Store, an electronic store where iPhone owners can purchase iPhone applicationsfrom Apple. Those “apps” enable iPhone owners to sendmessages, take photos, watch videos, buy clothes, order food, arrang... More...
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Keith Carroll v. Northwest Federal Credit Union

Keith Carroll appeals from the district court’s dismissal, for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim, of his claim seeking injunctive relief under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12181-12189 (2012). Because we agree that Ca... More...
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Michael B. Burch v. Certainteed Corporation

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Plaintiffs Michael and Cindy Burch sued defendant CertainTeed Corporation, an
asbestos-cement (A/C) pipe manuf... More...
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Dine Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. David Bernhardt; United States Department of Land Management

In this case, we are asked to decide whether the Bureau of Land Management
violated the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in granting more than 300 applications for permits
to drill horizontal, multi-stage... More...
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Brenda Smith v. Aroostook County

In considering the defendants' appeal of
a preliminary injunction entered by the district court, we will
set aside the ruling only if the court clearly erred in assessing
the facts, misapprehended the a... More...
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Tanimura & Antle Fresh Foods, Inc. v. Salinas Union High School District

In this appeal we consider whether a school district acted reasonably in imposing
school impact fees on a new residential development project intended to house adult
seasonal farmworkers employed by the company. The trial court found that there was no
reasonable relationshi... More...
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James Todd Beacon and Dara Beason v. I.E. Miller Services, Inc.

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Margaret Summers v. Martine Colette

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While serving as a director of a nonprofit public benefit
corporation called Wildlife Waystation, Margaret Summers filedMore...
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State of New Jersey v. Ibnmauric Anthony, a/k/a Ibnmaurice Anthony and Ibnmaurice Rasha Anthony

T... More...
   $0 (04-14-2019 - NJ)

John Doe v. Federal Election Commission

This is an appeal from the decision of the district court reftising to enjoin the Federal
Election Commission from releasing information identifying a
trust and its trustee in connection with a misreported federal
campaign contribution. Doe v. FEC, 302 F. $upp. 3d 160
(D.D.C. 201$).
Plaintiffs — the trust and its trustee — appear incognita as
John Doe 2 and John Doe 1. They... More...
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Defendant-appellant, Lamar L. Cartlidge (“C... More...
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Blair Davis-Carett v. Urban Outfitters, Inc.; Anthropologie, Inc.

Appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York, Thomas P. Griesa, Judge, dismissing plaintiff's claims
of retaliation and hostile-work-environment discrimination, in violation of the Age
Discrimination in ... More...
   $0 (04-08-2019 - NY)

Barbara Fawcett v. Citizens Bank, N.A.

This putative class action
alleges that Citizens Bank's "Sustained Overdraft Fees" for
overdrawn checking accounts are usurious interest charges in
violation of Section 85 of the National Bank Act, 12 U.S.C. § 1 et
seq. The district court concluded that Citizens B... More...
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On November 2, 2016, a Montgomery County grand jury issued an
indictment against Mabberly charging him with seven violations of R.C. Chapter 2907.
Counts 1 and 2 of the indictment charged Mabberly with unlawful sexual conduct ... More...
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Annie Laurie Gaylor v. Steven T. Mnuchin

Since the Founders crafted the Religion
Clauses of the First Amendment, courts have grappled
2 Nos. 18-1277 & 18-1280
with the “play in the joints” between them. Walz v. Tax Comm.
of City of N.Y., 397 U.S. 664, 669 (1970). ... More...
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Donna L. Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, et al.

On December 14, 2012, twenty year old
Adam Lanza forced his way into Sandy Hook Elemen-
tary School in Newtown and, during the course of 264
seconds, fatally shot twenty first grade children and six
staff members, and wounded two other staff members.
Lanza carried... More...
   $0 (03-15-2019 - CT)

State of New Jersey v. Ibnmauric Anthony, a/k/a Ibnmaurice Anthony and Ibnmaurice Rasha Anthony

This appeal raises issues about the process law enforcement officers
must follow when they ask eyewitnesses to try to identify a suspect. When
officers conduct an identification proce... More...
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Richard D. Jackson v. David M. McCurry

This appeal arises from a course of events at Chattahoochee County Middle/High School in Cussetta, Georgia. The events began when a student, E.D.J., was accused of making fun of another student, M, for not making the volleyball team. After Josh Kemp, an administrative assista... More...
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Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio v. Richard Hodges

Ohio, like many governments, often partners with nonprofit organizations to promote policies of the State. Through one such partnership, the State distributes government funds to several organizations to address a wide range of public health issues. For many years, Planned Parenthood ... More...
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David Samarripa v. J. Ray Ormond

Indigent individuals may seek permission in the district court to appeal adverse judgments without prepayment of appellate filing fees. At issue in today’s five consolidated cases, each filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2241, is whether district courts may grant such motions in part by ... More...
   $0 (03-11-2019 - KY)

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