United States Fifth Circuit - July 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Merced v. Kasson

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law
In an action under the Texas Religious Freedom and Restoration Act challenging an ordinance preventing the keeping and slaughter of four-legged...
07/31/2009 08-10358

US v. Fasono

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a bank robbery prosecution, an ruling refusing to order DNA testing of the clothing worn by the robber under the Innocence Protection Act (Act) is...
07/31/2009 08-60750

US v. Seale

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
The Court of Appeals certifies the following question to the United States Supreme Court: What statute of limitations applies to a prosecution under...
07/30/2009 07-60732

Ovalles v. Holder

United States Fifth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the BIA's order dismissing petitioner's reconsideration motion for lack of jurisdiction, the petition is denied where...
07/28/2009 07-60836

US v. Molina-Solorio

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In a prosecution for escaping from federal custody, denial of defendant's motion to dismiss the indictment is reversed where the length of defendant's...
07/28/2009 08-10167

US v. Clark

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law
Defendant's tax fraud conviction is affirmed where the delay prior to defendant's trial did not mandate dismissal with prejudice under the Speedy...
07/28/2009 07-51442

Burton v. Terrell

United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a manslaughter prosecution, denial of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where a trial court's failure to inform the defendant of the maximum...
07/21/2009 07-30842

US v. Whaley

United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for failure to register in accordance with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) is affirmed where SORNA...
07/21/2009 08-10951

Oscar Renda Contracting Inc. v. Lubbock

United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Construction, Government Contracts, Government Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action claiming that defendant city violated the First Amendment by denying plaintiff a construction contract, summary...
07/21/2009 08-10481

Castellanos-Contreras v. Decatur Hotels LLC

United States Fifth Circuit
Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action by guest workers claiming that defendant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to reimburse plaintiffs for recruitment,...
07/21/2009 07-30942