Cases

Katko v. Briney, 183 N.W.2d 657 (Iowa 1971)

Katko v. Briney, 183 N.W.2d 657 (Iowa 1971) Bertha Briney had inherited a farmhouse in Iowa, though she and her husband Edward had never moved into it. Over the years...

Robbie v. City of Miami 469 So.2d 1384 (Fla. 1985)

Robbie v. City of Miami469 So.2d 1384 (Fla. 1985) Because of a National Football League players strike in 1982, the Miami Dolphins (owned by Joe Robbie) did not play all...

Aronow v. U.S. US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1970) 432 Federal Reporter, Second Series, 242

Aronow v. U.S.US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1970)432 Federal Reporter, Second Series, 242 Stefan Ray Aronow brought suit claiming that the law which called “In God we trust” the...

Robertson v. Oelschlaeger US Supreme Court, October Term (1890), 436

Robertson v. Oelschlaeger US Supreme Court, October Term (1890), 436 In 1844, a Mr. Oelschlaeger was importing a variety of instruments when a collector for the port of New York...

People v. Elmer Supreme Court of Michigan. May 26, 1896. 67 NW 550

People v. Elmer Supreme Court of Michigan. May 26, 1896. 67 NW 5506 Arthur Elmer was convicted of being a “disorderly person,” when be published a newspaper ad saying:   ...

People V. Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard Loeb Cook County Criminal Court #33623 and 33624

People V. Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard Loeb Cook County Criminal Court #33623 and 33624 In May of 1924, two college graduates, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb (who’d earned...

Naruto v. Slater | U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (April 23, 2018)

Naruto v. Slater U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (April 23, 2018) This case was brought on behalf of seven-year old crested macaque on the Indonesian Island of...

State v. One “Jack and Jill” Pinball Machine | Springfield Court of Appeals, Missouri, Nov. 21, 1949 | 224 SW 2nd 854

State v. One “Jack and Jill” Pinball Machine Springfield Court of Appeals, Missouri, Nov. 21, 1949 224 SW 2nd 854 The prosecuting attorney of Greene Country, Missouri sought to destroy...

The Trial of Socrates

The Trial of Socrates  Three of Plato’s dialogues—Apology (defense), Crito (a refused offer of escape), and Phaedo (reflections on immortality)—are devoted to the conviction and execution of Socrates. The charge...

U.S. v. Causby

U.S. v. Causby 328 U.S. 256 (1946) Justice William O. Douglas, who wrote this legal opinion, observed, “It is an ancient doctrine that at common law ownership of the land extended...