United States Fifth Circuit - January 2010 Opinion Summaries

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Williams v. Henagan
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In an action by a prisoner alleging various constitutional deprivations during his confinement, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1)...
01/29/2010 07-30997
Estate of Artall v. Comm'r. of Int'l. Rev.
United States Fifth Circuit
Probate, Trusts & Estates, Tax Law
In the taxpayer's appeal from the tax court's approval of the IRS Commissioner's disallowance of a "qualified family-owned business interest" estate...
01/29/2010 09-60092
US v. Martinez-Rios
United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Immigration Law
Defendant's conviction for illegally reentering the U.S. is affirmed where, although the district court erred in admitting a Certificate of...
01/29/2010 08-40809
Service Employees' Int'l. Union v. Houston
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action by a union claiming that city ordinances, pursuant to which the city denied the union a permit to conduct a rally in support of a strike,...
01/29/2010 08-20616
US v. Carter
United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In defendant's appeal from a denial of his motion to reduce his drug and firearm possession sentence in response to a recent change to the federal...
01/29/2010 08-20235
Siesta Village Mkt. LLC v. Steen
United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In a dormant Commerce Clause challenge to a Texas law allowing alcohol retailers to ship to the door of their local consumers, partial summary...
01/27/2010 08-10146
US v. Broadnax
United States Fifth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm is affirmed where: 1) no constructive amendment of the indictment occurred because...
01/27/2010 08-10494
US v. Phipps
United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Tax Law
Defendant's tax fraud conviction is affirmed where: 1) a rational jury could find that a fax sent by a participant in defendant's investment program...
01/26/2010 08-10831
Chaney v. Dreyfus Serv. Corp.
United States Fifth Circuit
Banking Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a tort and civil RICO action against an investment company through which a third party funneled certain insurance companies' funds before moving...
01/25/2010 08-60555
Libertarian Party v. Dardenne
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In an action seeking to declare unconstitutional the Louisiana Secretary of State's deadline for submitting qualifying papers entitling candidates to...
01/22/2010 09-30307

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