BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA ET AL. v. HELMERICH & PAYNE INTERNATIONAL DRILLING CO. ET AL.(2017)

  No. 15-423 Argued: November 2, 2016Decided: May 1, 2017 The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) shields foreign states from suits in United States Courts, 28 U. S. C. §1604, with specified…

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BNSF RAILWAY CO. v. TYRRELL, SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE ESTATE OF TYRRELL, DECEASED, ET AL.(2017)

  No. 16-405 Argued: April 25, 2017Decided: May 30, 2017 The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), 45 U. S. C. §51 et seq., makes railroads liable in money damages to their employees for on-the-job…

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BECKLES v. UNITED STATES(2017)

  No. 15-8544 Argued: November 28, 2016Decided: March 6, 2017 Petitioner Beckles was convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U. S. C. §922(g)(1). His presentence investigation…

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BAY POINT PROPERTIES, INC., FKA BP PROPERTIES, INC. v. MISSISSIPPI TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, ET AL.(2017)

  No. 16-1077 Argued: Decided: June 26, 2017 The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied and the pending motions for leave to file briefs as amici curiae are granted. Statement of JUSTICE…

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MCDONNELL v. UNITED STATES(2016)

  No. 15-474 Argued: April 27, 2016Decided: June 27, 2016 Petitioner, former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell, and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, were indicted by the Federal Government on honest services…

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MATHIS v. UNITED STATES(2016)

  No. 15-6092 Argued: April 26, 2016Decided: June 23, 2016 The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) imposes a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence on a defendant convicted of being a felon…

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LUIS v. UNITED STATES(2016)

  No. 14-419 Argued: November 10, 2015Decided: March 30, 2016 A federal statute provides that a court may freeze before trial certain assets belonging to a defendant accused of violations…

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LOCKHART v. UNITED STATES(2016)

  No. 14-8358 Argued: November 3, 2015Decided: March 1, 2016 Petitioner Avondale Lockhart pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in violation of 18 U. S. C. §2252(a)(4). Because Lockhart had a prior…

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