United States Seventh Circuit - March 2019 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Briggs

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Remanded for resentencing of a man who pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Held that it was error to apply a four-level...
03/27/2019 18-1415

Cooke v. Jackson National Life Insurance Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Insurance Law
Held that a policyholder who successfully sued a life insurance company was not entitled to an award of attorney fees. Reversed the fee award, in this...
03/26/2019 18-3527

St. Joan Antida High School Inc. v. Milwaukee Public School District

United States Seventh Circuit
Tax-exempt Organizations, Constitutional Law, Education Law
Revived a parochial school's claim that its students were being denied state‐funded bus transportation equivalent to public-school students, contrary...
03/25/2019 18‐1673

US v. Colon

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's convictions for money laundering. Also rejected his challenge to sentencing enhancements, finding harmless error.
03/22/2019 18‐1233

US v. Garcia

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a drug-trafficking conviction due to insufficient evidence. Held that the prosecution's evidence consisting of several cryptic intercepted...
03/20/2019 18-1735

Williams v. Norfolk Southern Corp.

United States Seventh Circuit
Transportation, Injury & Tort Law
In a personal injury case, held that a teenager who was struck by a train while running from a police officer could not hold the railway liable for...
03/19/2019 18-2517

US v. Wanjiku

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's conviction for transportation of child pornography. Rejected his argument for suppression of evidence recovered during a...
03/19/2019 18-1973

Herrera-Garcia v. Barr

United States Seventh Circuit
Immigration Law
Denied a El Salvador citizen's petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision ordering him removed after he was convicted of a crime....
03/18/2019 18-1511

Kanter v. Barr

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a felon may constitutionally be barred from possessing a firearm even if the crime was nonviolent. A man who pleaded guilty to mail fraud...
03/15/2019 18-1478

Gaylor v. Peecher

United States Seventh Circuit
Tax Law, Tax-exempt Organizations, Constitutional Law
Upheld an Internal Revenue Code provision that excludes housing allowances from ministers' taxable federal income. An advocacy group contended that...
03/15/2019 18-1277
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