United States Eighth Circuit - April 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Stephenson v. El-Batrawi

United States Eighth Circuit
Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Remedies, Securities Law
In a securities-related action wherein default judgment was entered against defendant in the amount of $67.5 million for damages, denial of...
04/30/2008 07-2074

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Found. v. Spellings

United States Eighth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Education Law, Government Benefits
In an action wherein plaintiff sought an injunction and a declaratory judgment that 20 U.S.C. section 1901(r), which suspends eligibility for student...
04/29/2008 07-1159

US v. Black

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
An order granting a 10-month reduction to defendant's sentence for a drug-related offense pursuant to Amendment 706 of the Sentencing Guidelines is...
04/29/2008 08-1875

US v. Peters

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A denial of defendant's motion for reduction of his sentence pursuant to Amendment 706 to the U.S.S.G. is affirmed where: 1) defendant was not...
04/29/2008 08-1672

Zheng v. Mukasey

United States Eighth Circuit
Evidence, Immigration Law
Petition for review of a BIA decision denying petitioner's second motion to reopen his removal proceedings is denied where, under the highly...
04/29/2008 07-1904

Nolles v. State Comm. for the Reorganization of Sch. Dists.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Elections, Government Law
In an action challenging Nebraska's implementation of Legislative Bill 126 concerning the merger of certain school districts, an appeal from judgment...
04/28/2008 06-4093

US v. Horn

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for abusive sexual contact is affirmed over defendant's claims that: 1) the district court improperly admitted allegations of...
04/25/2008 07-2085

US v. Jones

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Denial of defendant's motion for a reduction of sentence pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 3582(c)(2), based on Amendment 706 to the U.S.S.G., is affirmed...
04/25/2008 08-1692

US v. Aguilera

United States Eighth Circuit
Sentencing
Sentence for drug-related offenses is vacated and remanded where the district court erroneously applied a presumption of reasonableness to the...
04/24/2008 07-1843

US v. Dorsey

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a prosecution for drug-related offenses, admission of prior crime evidence under Fed. R. of Evid. Rule 404(b) is affirmed where: 1) the narrow...
04/24/2008 07-1998