Consideration of the Ninth Circuit’s provocation rule in analyzing claims of excessive force.
Exhaustion of protection for patents for items sold in the United States and in foreign countries for purposes of establishing patent liability under the United States Patent Act.
Application of the Federal Arbitration Act to a decision of the Kentucky Supreme court requiring a specific grant of authority in a power of attorney in order for an agent (i.e. the holder of the power of attorney) to bind the principal (i.e. person who signed the power of attorney) to an agreement that disputes will be settled by binding arbitration.
Preemption of state law relating to division of marital assets involving a reduction of a military pension so that the former service member can receive disability pay.
Standard for consideration of a motion to dismiss under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
Limitations on the President’s authority to appoint acting officers during a vacancy of officers required to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Standard for courts to assess whether an individual education plan for a disabled student provides a free appropriate public education.
Does a commercial regulation prohibiting merchants from imposing a “surcharge” on credit card purchases, while allowing a discount for cash payments, implicate the First Amendment?
Standard for assessing copyright claims for artistic work when combined with a useful object.