126 Cited authorities

  1. Ashcroft v. Iqbal

    556 U.S. 662 (2009)   Cited 195,191 times   262 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the sufficiency of the allegations is a legal question so appellate courts have jurisdiction to consider it on appeal from denial of qualified immunity
  2. Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly

    550 U.S. 544 (2007)   Cited 209,562 times   342 Legal Analyses
    Holding that conclusory allegations that the defendants acted unlawfully were insufficient to state a claim
  3. Thomas v. Arn

    474 U.S. 140 (1985)   Cited 66,459 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Sixth Circuit's waiver rule is within its supervisory powers
  4. Harlow v. Fitzgerald

    457 U.S. 800 (1982)   Cited 27,527 times   11 Legal Analyses
    Holding that public officials are entitled to a "qualified immunity" from "liability for civil damages insofar as their conduct does not violate clearly established . . . rights of which a reasonable person would have known"
  5. Arbaugh v. Y H Corp.

    546 U.S. 500 (2006)   Cited 5,670 times   22 Legal Analyses
    Holding that Title VII's numerosity requirement is nonjurisdictional even though it serves the important policy goal of “spar[ing] very small businesses from Title VII liability”
  6. Steel Co. v. Citizens for Better Env't

    523 U.S. 83 (1998)   Cited 8,427 times   14 Legal Analyses
    Holding that judicial power extends to "cases and controversies of the sort traditionally amenable to, and resolved by, the judicial process"
  7. Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents

    403 U.S. 388 (1971)   Cited 21,669 times   23 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a violation of a citizen's constitutional rights by federal officers can give rise to a federal cause of action for damages
  8. Rumsfeld v. Padilla

    542 U.S. 426 (2004)   Cited 3,365 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that jurisdiction under § 2241(b) lies only in the district of confinement
  9. Fed. Deposit Ins. v. Meyer

    510 U.S. 471 (1994)   Cited 5,376 times
    Holding that if a claim "is not cognizable under § 1346(b), the FTCA does not constitute [a plaintiff's] ‘exclusive’ remedy" because the FTCA's judgment bar does not apply
  10. Ruhrgas AG v. Marathon Oil Co.

    526 U.S. 574 (1999)   Cited 2,793 times   11 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "there is no unyielding jurisdictional hierarchy"
  11. Section 636 - Jurisdiction, powers, and temporary assignment

    28 U.S.C. § 636   Cited 390,692 times   28 Legal Analyses
    Granting magistrate judges authority "within the district in which sessions are held by the court that appointed the magistrate judge"
  12. Rule 12 - Defenses and Objections: When and How Presented; Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 12   Cited 269,826 times   783 Legal Analyses
    Granting the court discretion to exclude matters outside the pleadings presented to the court in defense of a motion to dismiss
  13. Section 1331 - Federal question

    28 U.S.C. § 1331   Cited 84,415 times   110 Legal Analyses
    Finding that in order to invoke federal question jurisdiction, a plaintiff's claims must arise "under the Constitution, laws, or treaties of the United States."
  14. Section 2241 - Power to grant writ

    28 U.S.C. § 2241   Cited 65,744 times   54 Legal Analyses
    Granting courts authority to determine whether detention is "in violation of the . . . laws . . . of the United States"
  15. Section 2201 - Creation of remedy

    28 U.S.C. § 2201   Cited 21,839 times   58 Legal Analyses
    Granting district courts the authority to create a remedy with the force of a final judgment
  16. Section 706 - Scope of review

    5 U.S.C. § 706   Cited 18,213 times   130 Legal Analyses
    Granting courts jurisdiction to "compel agency action unlawfully held or unreasonably delayed"
  17. Section 1101 - Definitions

    8 U.S.C. § 1101   Cited 14,387 times   82 Legal Analyses
    Finding notice and comment rulemaking is required for the agency's interim rule recognizing fear of coercive family practices as basis for refugee status
  18. Rule 20 - Permissive Joinder of Parties

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 20   Cited 8,049 times   22 Legal Analyses
    Granting courts authority to "issue orders-including an order for separate trials."
  19. Section 702 - Right of review

    5 U.S.C. § 702   Cited 6,381 times   17 Legal Analyses
    Granting judicial review of "agency action"
  20. Section 1361 - Action to compel an officer of the United States to perform his duty

    28 U.S.C. § 1361   Cited 5,554 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Granting to the district courts "original jurisdiction of any action in the nature of mandamus to compel an officer or employee of the United States or any agency thereof to perform a duty owed to the plaintiff"