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5 new cases

NEW: Five new case summaries have been posted in the ACLU in the Supreme Court section:

US v. James Daniel Good Real Property (1993)
Government seizes house and four acres of land from marijuana dealer

Roberts v. United States (1980)
Heroin dealer claims harsh sentence unfairly stemmed from noncooperation with police

US v. DiFrancesco (1978)
The Court reviews whether the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 imposes double jeopardy

Rizzo v. Goode (1976)
Philadelphia Mayor, City Manager, Director, and Police Commissioner sued by local citizens

Sibron v. New York (1968)
Police seizure of heroin found to violate drug owner’s 4th Amendment rights