United States Fifth Circuit - October 2007 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Hollis

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) and associated provisions of the U.S.S.G. for being a felon and a fugitive in possession of a...
10/31/2007 06-50784

US v. Clayton

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law
Convictions for making and subscribing a false amended tax return and willful failure to file a tax return are affirmed over claims that: 1) the...
10/30/2007 07-50002

Berry v. Epps

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In proceedings brought by a death row inmate challenging the protocol for lethal injection in Mississippi, denial of injunctive relief and dismissal...
10/29/2007 07-70042

Hyder v. Keisler

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Pakistani native's petition for review of a denial of his application for cancellation of removal from the United States is denied as misuse of a...
10/26/2007 06-60644

Rios-Valenzuela v. Dep't of Homeland Sec.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Immigration Law
Dismissal of a suit seeking a declaratory judgment that plaintiff is a citizen of the United States is affirmed where the district court properly...
10/26/2007 06-50710

US v. Kay

United States Fifth Circuit
Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, International Law, International Trade, Sentencing, White Collar Crime
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and obstruction of justice convictions of two executives at an American company that exported rice to Haiti and paid...
10/25/2007 05-20604

In re: Volkswagen of Am. Inc.

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Manufacturing)

Volkswagen's petition for writ of mandamus seeking transfer of the case to another division and district in Texas, where the automobile accident and...
10/25/2007 07-40058

US v. Peltier

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
An above-guideline, 120-month sentence for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, for keeping a rusty shotgun in a shed, is affirmed over a...
10/24/2007 05-30440

In the Matter of: Dorsey

United States Fifth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Debt Collection, Remedies
In a matter in which appellant-creditor brought an adversary complaint against a bankruptcy debtor seeking to deny the debtor's discharge or to hold...
10/24/2007 07-30301

US v. Puckett

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A conviction and sentence pursuant to a plea to bank robbery and the associated use of a firearm is affirmed where: 1) plain error review governs a...
10/24/2007 06-10543