United States Fifth Circuit - May 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Akhtar v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
A regulation precluding applications for adjustment of status from "paroled" "arriving aliens" in removal proceedings, 8 C.F.R. section 245.1(c)(8),...
05/23/2006 04-60497, 04-60895

Delgado-Reynua v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
Where the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) reverses an immigration judge's (IJ) grant of discretionary relief and gives effect to the IJ's original...
05/23/2006 04-21019

US v. Olis

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Denial of a motion for bail pending resentencing for securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy is affirmed where defendant's sentence had...
05/23/2006 06-20103

US v. Desselle

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for money laundering and conspiracy to distribute cocaine is vacated pursuant to the government's challenge to the extent of a downward...
05/23/2006 05-30401

US v. Watkins

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendants' convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine are affirmed over claims of erroneous denial of...
05/23/2006 04-10771, 04-10798

Guevara v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Immigration Law
A petition for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals is granted where res judicata barred a collateral jurisdictional attack on a...
05/22/2006 04-60685

Moreno v. Dretke

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Denial of habeas relief in a death penalty case is affirmed and a motion for a certificate of appealability is denied over claims of error regarding:...
05/19/2006 05-70017

Morris v. Powell

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Retaliation against a prisoner is actionable only if it is capable of deterring a person of ordinary firmness from further exercising his...
05/16/2006 05-40578

Garrett v. Circuit City Stores, Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law
(Industry: Retail)

Claims brought under Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), which protects the employment rights of members of the armed...
05/12/2006 04-11360

US v. Williams

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
A judgment of conviction in a case arising out of an illegal alien smuggling conspiracy that caused the deaths of undocumented aliens secreted in the...
05/11/2006 05-20430