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Oral arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States, presented by Oyez, a multimedia judicial archive at the IllinoisTech Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Oral arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States, presented by Oyez, a multimedia judicial archive at the IllinoisTech Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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Oral arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States, presented by Oyez, a multimedia judicial archive at the IllinoisTech Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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English


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Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

10/1/2012
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A case in which the Court found that the Alien Tort Statute does not give ground for United States law to be applied extraterrestrially to other sovereign nations with their own laws.

Duration:01:00:28

Arizona v. United States

4/25/2012
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A case in which the Court found that Arizona's state immigration provisions conflicted in part with federal immigration laws.

Duration:01:20:27

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band v. Patchak

4/24/2012
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A case in which the Court held that a neighbor of a proposed Indian casino had standing to sue the government for taking 147 acres of a town's land under Section 465 of the Indian Reorganization Act.

Duration:01:02:22

RadLAX Gateway Hotel v. Amalgamated Bank

4/23/2012
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A case in which the Court held that a company could not obtain confirmation of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan that provided for the sale of its assets free from lien without permitting a bank to credit-bid at the sale.

Duration:00:58:31

Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter

4/18/2012
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A case in which the Court held that, under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, the government is required to pay all of the contract support costs incurred by a tribal contractor if payment of those costs would exceed the statutory cap on the appropriations available to pay them.

Duration:00:57:46

Dorsey v. United States

4/17/2012
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A case in which the Court held that criminals who had committed drug crimes before the passage of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 but were sentenced after its passage were entitled to the sentencing provisions laid out in the Act.

Duration:01:02:27

Christopher v. SmithKline

4/16/2012
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A case in which the Court held that the Secretary of Labor's definition of "outside salesman" apply to pharmaceutical sales representatives under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Duration:01:03:11

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius

3/28/2012
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Cases in which the Court held that the minimum coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act was constitutional, that Congress had the power to enforce the taxation of most Americans that did not buy the minimum level of coverage, and that the federal government exceeded its power by pressuring States into accepting conditions that Congress could not impose directly by threatening to withhold all federal funding under Medicaid.

Duration:01:25:04

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius

3/27/2012
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Cases in which the Court held that the minimum coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act was constitutional, that Congress had the power to enforce the taxation of most Americans that did not buy the minimum level of coverage, and that the federal government exceeded its power by pressuring States into accepting conditions that Congress could not impose directly by threatening to withhold all federal funding under Medicaid.

Duration:02:00:08

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius

3/26/2012
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Cases in which the Court held that the minimum coverage requirement of the Affordable Care Act was constitutional, that Congress had the power to enforce the taxation of most Americans that did not buy the minimum level of coverage, and that the federal government exceeded its power by pressuring States into accepting conditions that Congress could not impose directly by threatening to withhold all federal funding under Medicaid.

Duration:01:29:19

Vasquez v. United States

3/21/2012
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A case which the Court dismissed regarding whether or not the Seventh Circuit violated Supreme Court precedent on harmless error by focusing its analysis solely on the weight of untainted evidence, without considering any potential effects of the error.

Duration:01:01:16

Reichle v. Howards

3/21/2012
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A case in which the Court held that police officers and federal agents cannot be sued for violating someone’s rights, as long as the right that was supposedly violated was not formally recognized to exist at the time the officers acted.

Duration:00:59:19

Miller v. Alabama

3/20/2012
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A case in which the Court found it to be a violation of the Eighth Amendment to impose a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole on juvenile offenders.

Duration:00:59:41

Astrue v. Capato

3/19/2012
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A case in which the Court held that twins, born through in vitro fertilization after the death of their biological father, were not "children" under Title II of the Social Security act.

Duration:01:00:59

Southern Union Company v. United States

3/19/2012
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A case in which the Court held that the rule applied in Apprendi v. New Jersey, where the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a jury trial requires that any fact which increases the maximum punishment for a particular crime be proved to a jury, applies to the imposition of criminal fines.

Duration:00:57:23

Armour v. City of Indianapolis

2/29/2012
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A case in which the Court held that an Indiana town did not violate residents' Fourteenth Amendment rights when it denied them reimbursement for paying property assessment fees, later deemed to be more than necessary, in full.

Duration:01:00:34

Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority

2/28/2012
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A case in which the Court held that the word "individual" in the Torture Victim Protection Act means a natural person and does not impose any liability against organizations.

Duration:00:50:34

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

2/28/2012
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A case in which the Court found that the Alien Tort Statute does not give ground for United States law to be applied extraterrestrially to other sovereign nations with their own laws.

Duration:01:01:32

Wood v. Milyard

2/27/2012
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A case in which the Court held that, under Day v. McDonough, appellate courts have the authority, though not the obligation, to raise a forfeited statute of limitations defense on its own.

Duration:01:01:25

Elgin v. Department of the Treasury

2/27/2012
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A case in which the Court held that the Civil Service Reform Act precludes federal courts' jurisdiction in cases where federal employees seek equitable relief.

Duration:01:00:28