United States Seventh Circuit - March 2006 Opinion Summaries

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U.S. v. Martinez-Martinez

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
Sentence in a case of illegal entry into the U.S. is upheld over defendant's arguments of sentence disparity where Congress explicitly accepted...
03/23/2006 05-2713

Meridian Sec. Ins. Co. v. Sadowski

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Communications Law, Insurance Law
Dismissal for lack of jurisdiction in a suit requesting a declaratory judgment that an insurance company need not defend or indemnify its insured is...
03/22/2006 05-2855

Sims v. Barnhart

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Benefits, Health Law
Rejection of a challenge to an administrative law judge's ruling denying disability benefits is affirmed where the plaintiff failed to produce...
03/22/2006 05-1507

Gonzalez-Gomez v. Achim

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Habeas Corpus, Immigration Law
Petition for review of removal order is granted where the BIA erred in ruling that a state felony conviction for drug possession was an aggravated...
03/22/2006 05-2728

Maher v. FDIC

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Suit against the FDIC to recover pension funds from a failed bank is simultaneously dismissed because of mootness where the FDIC's receivership had...
03/21/2006 05-1701

U.S. v. Connors

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, International Trade, Sentencing
(Industry: Food & Beverage, Wholesale)

Conviction for smuggling Cuban cigars is affirmed over defendant's arguments that a federal agent violated his Fourth Amendment rights by asking his...
03/21/2006 04-3478

U.S. v. Burton

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Appeal of conviction for possession of a firearm by a felon is affirmed over the defendant's argument that the seizure of his car and search of his...
03/20/2006 05-2130

Rehman v. Gonzales

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Immigration Law
Petition to set aside a BIA order is considered where the government addressed the petition on the merits and did not mention its procedural defects,...
03/20/2006 05-2846

Wisconsin Mut. Ins. Co. v. U.S.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
Petition for appeal of a judgment in a tort case involving a collision between a teenage driver exceeding the speed limit and a U.S. government...
03/20/2006 05-3464

U.S. v. Adamson

United States Seventh Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Denial of a suppression motion is affirmed where the district court did not clearly err in finding that the defendant consented to the initial stop...
03/20/2006 05-1721