United States Eighth Circuit - May 2003 Opinion Summaries

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US v. LOVE

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
District court erred in limiting cross-examination of a crucial government witness about his mental illness and memory impairment, as evidence was...
05/30/2003 02-3466

KIND v. FRANK

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law
Government defendants had an objectively reasonable belief that they were not denying a prisoner's constitutional rights as a Muslim by refusing his...
05/30/2003 02-1969

LOGAN v. J&D HAULING, INC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Evidence, Injury & Tort Law
In a tort case for injuries sustained by a railroad worker in a train collision, no error occurred in admitting a mechanical engineer's testimony...
05/30/2003 02-2873

SHAFER v. BOWERSOX

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
State court's conclusion, that the extremely limited exchanges at which defendant waived right to trial, right to counsel, and allowed prosecutor to...
05/27/2003 01-3685, 02-1361

US v. SHEPARD

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
District court's decision to impose 24-month term of imprisonment upon revocation of supervised release was not an abuse of discretion, in light of...
05/27/2003 02-3454

US v. NASTASE

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
District court did not err in counting past convictions as prior conduct rather than as part of current-offense conduct. A prior conviction for...
05/27/2003 02-3414

US v. KELLY

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Drug convictions are affirmed as 1) warrantless arrest was supported by probable cause based on inconsistencies in stories, smell of marijuana outside...
05/27/2003 02-2826

JAMA v. IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION SERV.

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Court has jurisdiction to hear challenge to Attorney General's statutory construction of 8 U.S.C. section 1231(b)(2)(E)(iv), allowing INS to remove...
05/27/2003 02-2324

POTTER v. NORWEST MORTGAGE

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
Individual plaintiffs who settled their Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act claims cannot appeal denial of class certification, because plaintiffs...
05/23/2003 01-3485

US v. ENGLISH

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
District court erred in interpreting exclusion of trafficking offenses to mean only drug trafficking, and case is remanded to determine whether...
05/23/2003 02-3218