Kansas v. Colorado

Kansas and Colorado disputed ownership of the Arkansas River. In 1949 Congress approved the Arkansas River Compact... Continued

Wilkinson v. Dotson

Ohio state prisoners Rogerico Johnson and William Dwight Dotson separately alleged their parole proceedings violated... Continued

Miller-El v. Dretke

Miller-El alleged the prosecution in his capital murder trial violated the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause by... Continued

Clark v. Martinez

The federal government deemed Daniel Benitez and Sergio Martinez inadmissible immigrants and detained them until they... Continued

Kowalski v. Tesmer

A 1994 amendment to the Michigan constitution said criminal defendants who pled guilty had no right to appeal and... Continued

Rompilla v. Beard

A Pennsylvania court convicted Ronald Rompilla of murder. During the sentencing phase, the prosecution presented to... Continued

Brown v. Payton

A California court sentenced William Payton to death for murder and attempted murder. Payton appealed and alleged the... Continued

Florida v. Nixon

A Florida court convicted Joe Elton Nixon of murder and sentenced him to death. During the trial Nixon's lawyer told... Continued

Devenpeck v. Alford

Tony Alford was driving when Washington state police, concerned Alford was impersonating a police officer, pulled him... Continued

Roper v. Simmons

Christopher Simmons was sentenced to death in 1993, when he was only 17. A series of appeals to state and federal... Continued

Bradshaw v. Stumpf

In Ohio state court proceedings, Stumpf pled guilty in to aggravated murder committed in an armed robbery. That... Continued

Rousey v. Jacoway

Richard and Betty Rousey filed bankruptcy and claimed their two Individual Retirement Accounts were exempt from the... Continued

Muehler v. Mena

Police detained Mena and others in handcuffs while they searched the house they occupied. During the detention they... Continued

Rhines v. Weber

A South Dakota court convicted Charles Rhines of murder. Rhines filed a habeas corpus petition with a federal district... Continued