United States Fifth Circuit - February 2007 Opinion Summaries

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Larin-Ulloa v. Gonzales

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Petition for review of a decision of the BIA finding petitioner removable for having been convicted of an aggravated felony and a denial of his motion...
02/23/2007 03-60721

H and A Land Corp. v. City of Kennedale

United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law
In a dispute over the constitutionality of ordinances regulating sexually oriented businesses, a permanent injunction in favor of an off-site adult...
02/23/2007 05-11474

US v. McGilberry

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence for firearm- and drug-related offenses is affirmed where: 1) although the indictment was defective and constituted plain...
02/22/2007 04-60701

Brown v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, False Advertising, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Consumer Products, Manufacturing)

In a case arising from tobacco manufacturers' allegedly deceitful marketing of -Lights- cigarettes, partial denial of manufacturers' motion for...
02/22/2007 06-30130, 06-30311

US v. Rodriguez-Martinez

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A conviction for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute is vacated and remanded for a new trial where the admission of out-of-court...
02/22/2007 05-11384

Chao v. Occupational Safety & Health Review Comm'n

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a dispute over the scope of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission-s authority to group, for penalty assessment, violations which...
02/22/2007 05-61087

US v. Washington

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction and sentences for conspiracy to distribute marijuana are affirmed over claims of error that: 1) for purposes of a sentence reduction for...
02/20/2007 05-30163, 05-30285

US v. Reff

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Government Law, Military Law
A conviction for first degree murder on a government reservation is affirmed where the government sufficiently proved that defendant was within the...
02/16/2007 06-50076

Muhammad v. Dallas County Cmty. Supervision & Corr. Dep't

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit brought by a probation officer against a county corrections department claiming race discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title...
02/15/2007 05-10580

US v. Gunera

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
A conviction for illegal presence in the U.S. is reversed where, having been returned more than five years following the date defendant was "found" in...
02/14/2007 05-20544