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Amicus Brief | Salgado v. United States
Salgado v. United States
Brief for the Cato Institute as Amicus Curiae Supporting Petitioners, Salgado v. United States, case citation (No. 19-659).
Amicus Brief | Wright v. Spaulding
Wright v Spaulding
Brief for Law and Linguistics Research Team on Behalf of Neither Party, Wright v. Spaulding, No. 17-4257 (6th Cir. 2019).
Court Opinion | Richards v. Cox
Richards v. Cox
2019 UT 57, 450 P.3d 1074, 1079-81 (Utah 2019) (Supreme Court of Utah September 13, 2019).
Majority opinion using COCA (Corpus of Contemporary English) and COHA (Corpus of Historical American-english) to explore the possible meanings of “employment” found in the Utah state constitution.
Court Opinion | State v. Lantis
State v. Lantis
447 P.3d 875, 880-81 (Idaho 2019) (Supreme Court of Idaho Aug. 23, 2019).
analyzing data from COHA (Corpus of Historical American-english) related to the use and meaning of “disturbing the peace” from 1887
Court Opinion | Caesars Entertainment Corp. v. Int’l Union of Operating Engineers
Caesars Entertainment Corporation v. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 68 Pension Fund
932 F.3d 91, 95 (3rd Cir. 2019)
Court Opinion | Wilson v. Safelite
Wilson v. Safelite Group, Inc.
930 F.3d 429 (6th Cir. 2019) (Thapar, J., concurring).
demonstrating the corpus evidence against the “requires” meaning of “results in” and the “until a certain time” sense of “extending to”
Amicus Brief | Rimini St., Inc. v. Oracle U.S., Inc.
Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc.
Court Opinion | Carpenter v. United States
Carpenter v. United States
138 S.Ct. 2206, 2235, 2238-39 (2018) (Thomas, J., dissenting).
first mention of Law & Corpus Linguistics in SCOTUS; Justice Thomas’ dissent and citation makes reference to corpus linguistic sources, including COFEA (Corpus of Founding Era American-english)
Court Opinion | Fire Ins. Exch. v. Oltmanns
Fire Insurance Exchange v. Oltmanns
416 P.3d 1148, 1163 n.9 (Utah 2018) (Durham, J., concurring).
Court Opinion | People v. Harris
People v. Harris
885 N.W.2d 832 (Mich. 2016).
majority opinion arguing for corpus linguistics and the use of COCA (Corpus of Contemporary American-english) in deciding whether “information” includes the notion of false statements