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United States First Circuit - October 2015 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Alvira-Sanchez

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for drug and firearm crimes is affirmed over defendant's claims that the district court erred in accepting his guilty plea, where: 1)...
10/30/2015 14-1671

Jarvis v. Village Gun Shop, Inc.

United States First Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In an action under 42 U.S.C. section 1983, involving the actions of a privately owned storage facility with respect to firearms confiscated by...
10/30/2015 14-2249

US v. Dudley

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Convictions, after two separate jury trials, of possession of child pornography, 18 U.S.C. section 2252A(a)(5)(B) and 2256(8)(A), and false...
10/30/2015 14-2020

US v. McDonald

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence and conviction of possession with intent to distribute heroin, 21 U.S.C. section 841(a)(1), and being a felon in possession of a firearm, 18...
10/30/2015 14-1957

Summers v. Financial Freedom Acquisition, LLC

United States First Circuit
Banking Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates, Property Law & Real Estate
In a case presenting a question of first impression under Rhode Island law, in which plaintiffs inherited their mother's house that was subject to a...
10/23/2015 14-1930

US v. Melvin

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence and conviction on retrial of of possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute are affirmed where the district court: 1) did not err...
10/23/2015 14-1783

Pakala v. US

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In an action seeking certification for leave to file a second or successive motion pursuant to 28 U.S.C. section 2255, the application is granted...
10/20/2015 15-1799

US v. Garcia-Pagan

United States First Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentence and conviction of car jacking, 18 U.S.C. section 2119(1), and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C....
10/20/2015 14-1588

Del Valle-Santana v. Servicios Legales de PR

United States First Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit alleging that plaintiff's former employer wrongfully terminated her on the basis of her age in violation of the Age Discrimination in...
10/20/2015 14-2057

Padgett v. Surface Transportation Board

United States First Circuit
Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Government Law, Transportation
In a petition for judicial review of a declaratory order of the Surface Transportation Board finding that 49 U.S.C. section 10501(b) preempts state...
10/16/2015 14-2067
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