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US v. Spotted Elk

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Indian Law, Sentencing
Conviction for multiple drug and gun crimes in connection with the operation of a drug trafficking business on the state Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux...
11/26/2008 071914

US v. Henson

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence of 84 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon is affirmed where the government has met its...
11/24/2008 071993

US v. Magana-Aguirre

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence of 188 months' imprisonment, five years of supervised release, and a fine of $10,000 for knowingly possessing with intent to distribute...
11/24/2008 081985

Finch v. Astrue

United States Eighth Circuit
Administrative Law, Evidence, Insurance Law
Denial of disability insurance benefits is affirmed over claim of error that defendant-Commissioner of Social Security's decision should have been...
11/24/2008 081425

US v. Perry

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm is affirmed where: 1) defendant failed to show there was a policy limiting...
11/24/2008 073732

McGhee v. Pottawattamie County, Iowa

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In suits by two men convicted for murder and released over twenty years later, alleging constitutional violations by the original prosecutors and...
11/21/2008 07-1453

Hines v. Anderson

United States Eighth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Health Law
In a suit over prison medical care, an order terminating a consent decree regulating medical care for inmates at a federal prison is affirmed where:...
11/21/2008 07-2102

Sow v. Mukasey

United States Eighth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
Petition for review of denial of applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture is denied where: 1)...
11/19/2008 08-1131

Phillips v. Mathews

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Gaming Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a suit alleging interference and retaliation by a state-government employer in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), summary...
11/18/2008 08-1082

Engleman v. Murray

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim alleging Fourth Amendment violations by am Arkansas sheriff's deputy who arrested plaintiff in Oklahoma on an...
11/17/2008 07-2060