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with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, January 5, 1998. This Court's Rule 29.2 does not apply. Reported below: 106 F. 3d 284.

No. 96–1923. COHEN V. DE LA CRUZ ET AL. C. A. 3d Cir. Certiorari granted. Brief of petitioner is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 1997. Brief of respondents is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, December 15, 1997. A reply brief, if any, is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, January 5, 1998. This Court's Rule 29.2 does not apply. Reported below: 106 F. 3d 52.

No. 96-1925. CATERPILLAR INC. V. INTERNATIONAL UNION, UNITED AUTOMOBILE, AEROSPACE AND AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WORKERS OF AMERICA, ET AL. C. A. 3d Cir. Certiorari granted. Brief of petitioner is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 1997. Brief of respondents is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, December 15, 1997. A reply brief, if any, is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, January 5, 1998. This Court's Rule 29.2 does not apply. Reported below: 107 F. 3d 1052.

No. 96–1971. RIVET ET AL. v. REGIONS BANK OF LOUISIANA ET AL. C. A. 5th Cir. Certiorari granted. Brief of petitioners is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 1997. Brief of respondents is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, December 15, 1997. A reply brief, if any, is to be filled with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, January 5, 1998. This Court's Rule 29.2 does not apply. Reported below: 108 F. 3d 576.

No. 96-8516. BOUSLEY v. BROOKS, WARDEN. C. A. 8th Cir. Motion of petitioner for leave to proceed in forma pauperis granted. Certiorari granted. Brief of petitioner is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 1997. Brief of respondent is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, December 15, 1997. A reply brief, if any, is to be

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filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, January 5, 1998. This Court's Rule 29.2 does not apply. Reported below: 97 F. 3d 284.

No. 97–115. KAWAAUHAU ET VIR V. GEIGER. C. A. 8th Cir. Certiorari granted. Brief of petitioners is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 1997. Brief of respondent is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, December 15, 1997. A reply brief, if any, is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 3 p.m., Monday, January 5, 1998. This Court's Rule 29.2 does not apply. Reported below: 113 F. 3d 848.

OCTOBER 1, 1997

Miscellaneous Order

No. M-9 (A-248). ADANANDUS V. JOHNSON, DIRECTOR, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, INSTITUTIONAL DIVISION. Motion to direct the Clerk to file petition for writ of certiorari out of time denied. Application for stay of execution of sentence of death, presented to JUSTICE SCALIA, and by him referred to the Court, denied.

Certiorari Denied

No. 97–6231 (A-253). ADANANDUS V. JOHNSON, DIRECTOR, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, INSTITUTIONAL DIVISION. Ct. Crim. App. Tex. Application for stay of execution of sentence of death, presented to JUSTICE SCALIA, and by him referred to the Court, denied. Certiorari denied.

STATEMENT SHOWING THE NUMBER OF CASES FILED, DISPOSED OF AND REMAINING ON

DOCKETS AT CONCLUSION OF OCTOBER TERMS, 1994, 1995 AND 1996

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Cases argued during term

Number disposed of by full opinions
Number disposed of by per curiam opinions

Number set for reargument
Cases granted review this term
Cases reviewed and decided without oral argument
Total cases to be available for argument at outset of following term

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INDEX

ADVERTISING REGULATIONS. See Constitutional Law, VIII, 1.

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AGREEMENT ACT OF 1937. See

Constitutional Law, VIII, 1.

ALASKA. See Federal-State Relations.

ANTITERRORISM AND EFFECTIVE DEATH PENALTY ACT OF

1966.

Amendments to federal habeas corpus statute-Retroactive applica-
tion.—Act's amendments to habeas statute do not apply retroactively to
petitions in noncapital cases pending when Act was passed. Lindh v.
Murphy, p. 320.

ARCTIC COAST. See Federal-State Relations.

ASBESTOS EXPOSURE. See Federal Employers' Liability Act; Fed-

eral Rules of Civil Procedure.

ASSISTED SUICIDE. See Constitutional Law, III, 1; V, 1.

BACKGROUND CHECKS ON HANDGUN PURCHASERS. See Con-

stitutional Law, X.

BOUNDARIES. See Federal-State Relations.

BRADY HANDGUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT. See Constitu-

tional Law, X.

CAPITAL MURDER. See Habeas Corpus, 1.

CASE OR CONTROVERSY. See Constitutional Law, I.

CIVIL COMMITMENT LAWS. See Constitutional Law, II; III, 2;

VII.

CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1871.

Section 1983Prison guards-Qualified immunity from suit.-
Guards who are employees of a private firm that manages a Tennessee
prison are not entitled to qualified immunity from a suit by prisoners
charging a violation of 42 U. S. C. § 1983. Richardson v. McKnight, p. 399.

CLASS ACTIONS. See Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

COASTAL WATERS. See Federal-State Relations.

COMMERCIAL SPEECH. See Constitutional Law, VIII, 1.

COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT OF 1996. See Constitutional

Law, VIII, 2.

COMPENSATION FOR WORK-RELATED INJURIES. See Longshore

and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION USE IN SECURITIES TRADING.

See Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING. See Constitutional Law, V, 2.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

I. Case or Controversy.

Challenge to Line Item Veto ActLegislators' standing to sue.—Mem-
bers of 104th Congress do not have standing to challenge Act giving Presi-
dent authority to cancel certain spending and tax benefit measures after
he has signed them into law. Raines v. Byrd, p. 811.

II. Double Jeopardy.

State Sexually Violent Predator Act.—Kansas Act, which authorizes
civil commitment of persons likely to engage in sexually violent predatory
acts, does not violate double jeopardy. Kansas v. Hendricks, p. 346.

III. Due Process.

1. Assisted suicide law.—A Washington state law that prohibits assist-
ing a suicide does not violate Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process
Clause. Washington v. Glucksberg, p. 702.

2. State Sexually Violent Predator Act.—Kansas Act's definition of
“mental abnormality” satisfies due process. Kansas v. Hendricks, p. 346.

IV. Enforcement Power.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.-Enactment of Act-
which prohibits government from substantially burdening free exercise
of religion-exceeded scope of Congress' enforcement power under $5 of
Fourteenth Amendment. City of Boerne v. Flores, p. 507.

V. Equal Protection of the Laws.

1. Assisted suicide law.A New York law that prohibits assisting
a suicide does not violate Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection
Clause. Vacco v. Quill, p. 793.

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