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Melinda Lynn Muniz v. The State of Texas

Grace was nearly three years old when she was found unconscious and unresponsive, with
duct tape over her mouth, in a locked apartment where appellant was the only one present.
Although appellant staged an attack by an unknown intruder and initially claimed that she had
been sexually assaulted, she later recounted her story and claimed that Grace put the duct tape on
herself an... More...
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California Water Impact Network v. County of San Luis Obispo, Justin Vinyards and Winery, LLC

The County of San Luis Obispo (County) issues well
permits without conducting a California Environmental Quality
Act (CEQA) review. Appellant California Water Impact Network
petitioned for a writ of mandate to compel County to comply with
CEQA. County asserted that well permits are ministerial actions
exempt from CEQA. The trial court agreed with County and
dismissed... More...
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Jose Alberto Castillo v. The State of Texas

The first trial of this case resulted in a mistrial. The following evidence was adduced when
the case was retried:
Appellant began sleeping with his daughter BC, the complainant, and her sister after his
divorce from the children’s mother, Mariana Hernandez. BC was seven or eight years old when
appellant started abusing her. BC said that appellant put his finger in her vagi... More...
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John Christopher Foster v. The State of Texas

Foster was charged with aggravated assault family violence.
Originally, the indictment alleged that Foster assaulted Morris by “intentionally, knowingly, and
recklessly caus[ing] serious bodily injury to . . . Morris” in the following different ways: (1) “by
grabbing . . . Morris with his hand,” (2) “by squeezing . . . Morris with his hand,” (3) “by striking
. . . Morris with his ... More...
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In re Abelino Manriquez on Habeas Corpus

Petitioner Abelino Manriquez filed an original habeas corpus petition in
this court seeking relief from his multiple murder convictions and death sentence.
We issued an order to show cause with respect to petitioner’s claim that
prejudicial juror misconduct occurred when a juror did not timely disclose a
history of childhood abuse.
After an evidentiary hearing, the referee foun... More...
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Derek Dale Porter v. The State of Texas

This is a “he said, she said” family violence case. Around 2012, Shirley met
Porter, and they began dating. Their relationship ended in late 2015, but it did not
end on good terms. After the breakup, Shirley obtained a protective order enjoining
Porter from contacting her, and she moved in with a friend, Gerard Nance.
One day, shortly after the protective order expired, Porter ... More...
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United States of America v. Sheldon Silver Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

Former New York State Assembly Speaker SHELDON SILVER was sentenced this on July 27, 2018 to seven years in prison after having been found guilty a second time by a federal jury of using his official position to obtain nearly $4 million in bribes in exchange for his official acts and obtai... More...
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In July 2010, Detective Nick Stein was investigating Kyle Graf for marijuana distribution. A confidential informant told Stein that the marijuana Graf was selling was being shipped from California to the Kansas City metropolitan area by United Parcel Service (UPS) and that Graf had an associate in his distribution enterprise who was an Asian male. Stein had the confidential informant purchase some... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - KS)

State of North Dakota v. Mitchell Steven Biwer

On April 17, 2017 Bismarck Police Detective Jerry Stein received a call from a shipping store employee about a suspicious package Biwer dropped off to be shipped to Denver, Colorado. The employee told Stein "[Biwer] was explaining too much and talking too much about why the package was being sent out. And then when questioned what was in the package, he said it was an owner's manual, and the cost ... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - WY)


This case involves three separate traffic stops, all performed by Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael Volk, that are arguably relevant to Green’s constitutional claims. As a drug interdiction officer, Volk’s duties largely consist of traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in an unmarked cruiser to search for drugs, money, and weapons. Each of the stops occurred on the Turnpike in the vicinity of So... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - PA)


Lambus and Fuller are accused of being leaders and organizers of a
16 group of individuals that referred to itself as the Paper Chasing Goons or POV City
1 and was a drug trafficking organization (or the "DTO"). Beginning in 2015, Lambus
2 and Fuller, along with 10 others, were indicted principally on charges of conspiring
3 to distribute and possess with intent to distribute hero... More...
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Douglas Troester v. Starbucks Corporation

Upon a request by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
(Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.548), we agreed to answer the following question:
Does the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s de minimis doctrine, as stated in
Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co. (1946) 328 U.S. 680, 692, and Lindow v.
United States (9th Cir. 1984) 738 F.2d 1057, 1063, apply to claims for unpai... More...
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Sniceson Fleury, a criminal defendant charged with drug trafficking offenses, petitions for a writ of habeas corpus challenging a pretrial release condition requiring him to show that the source of funds used to post bond is not derived from illegal activity (“the bond source condition”). We deny the petition and certify conflict with Sparrow v. State, 240 So. 3d 841 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018), and Casi... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - FL)


According to proof introduced at the hearing on the matter, Mr. Kelvin Pell, a bondsman for Cumberland, was arrested on February 8, 2017, after law enforcement conducted a “sting” to establish that he had been trading bonds for sexual contact. The matter became public via an article in the local newspaper on February 10, 2017. On Monday, February 13, 2017, Cumberland mailed a petition to cancel M... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Alina Sherlin

Defendant was indicted by a Bradley County Grand Jury in October of 2013 for one count of first degree murder for killing her boyfriend, Robert Julian, also known as “Rowdy,”on the evening of August 13, 2013.
Defendant testified that she was forty-three years of age at the time of the incident. She lived in a house in Cleveland, Tennessee, that belonged to her parents. Defendant, who also ... More...
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Mr. Lindsay pleaded guilty to one count of felonious assault and one count of
assault. The trial court found him guilty of the offenses and sentenced him to community control
sanctions. It also notified him that, if he violated the conditions of community control, it would
sentence him to four years in prison. According to Mr. Lindsay’s probation officer, Mr. Lindsay
did not... More...
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Linda S. Isaacs v. DBI-ASG Coinvestor Fund, III, LLC Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Paducah, Kentucky

Debtor Linda Isaacs filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and brought an adversary action seeking to invalidate a mortgage lien on her home, and to stop the sale of the home pursuant to a Kentucky state-court foreclosure judgment. The adversary complaint sought to avoid the mortgage—as unperfected because the mortgage was never validly recorded—under the strong-arm provision of the bankruptcy code. Afte... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - KY)

Bradley A. Cardew v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Bradley Cardew—a wheelchair-bound individual with quadriplegia—landed a short-term, highly accommodated summer internship with Lear Corporation thanks to his cousin, a vice president at Lear. But as James Agate once quipped,
No. 17-2287 Cardew v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec. Page 2
“Every good deed brings its own punishment.” This aphorism surely resonated with Cardew, though with a twist: hi... More...
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United States of America v. Patricia Stevenson, Candace G. Stevenson and Mitch Stevenson Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Three Family Members Plead Guilty to Money Laundering - Father, Mother & Daughter Laundered $2.9M Obtained Through Fraudulent Life-Insurance Policy

Three members of a family from Mason, Ohio, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder nearly $3 million in proceeds from two fraudulently purchased life-insurance policies, which were taken out on another relative.

... More...
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Kang Sik Park, M.D. v. First American Title Insurance Company District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Kang Sik Park appeals the district court’s dismissal of his suit against First American Title Insurance Company (“First American”) as time-barred. Exercising jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we reverse and remand.
In 2006, in relation to a loan to Peter and Virginia Lamb, Park obtained a commitment from First American to insure a real estate deed of trust for property in Salt Lake Co... More...
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Ex parte Sandra Louise Garner

Here, Garner was arrested for the murder of her husband, Jon Kevin Garner. Bail
was initially set at $2,000,000; however, after Garner filed her first application for writ of
habeas corpus seeking reduced bail, the trial court lowered the bail amount to $1,000,000.
Thereafter, Garner filed a second application for writ of habeas corpus seeking to further
Ex parte Garner Page ... More...
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Larry Wayne Duncan v. The State of Texas

The victim’s father, Billy Scott, testified that his daughter enjoyed jogging,
and he identified the route along which she usually jogged. He explained that on
February 10, 2015, he saw the victim jogging at approximately 6:20 p.m. Scott
testified that it was daylight and the sun was shining. At approximately 7:30 p.m.,
Scott learned that his daughter had been killed.
Ki... More...
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Whole Woman's Health v. Charles Smith Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

This is an emergency appeal from an extraordinary discovery order by the district court to a religious body. The court compelled document production of the group’s internal communications despite its status as a non-litigant and its voluntary furnishing of substantial discovery materials. Because the trial date looms, and with the benefit of full briefing from both parties, we elect to consolidate... More...   $0 (07-25-2018 - TX)

Navajo Nation Northern Edge Navajo Casino v. The Honorable Bradford J. Dalley, et al. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Appellants, the Navajo Nation and its wholly-owned government
enterprise the Northern Edge Navajo Casino (together, the “Tribe” or “Nation”),
entered into a state-tribal gaming compact with New Mexico under the Indian
Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”), 25 U.S.C. §§ 2701–2721. The Tribe agreed
not only to waive its sovereign immunity for personal-injury lawsuits brought by
visi... More...
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Brandon Wayne Taylor v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for committing three counts of indecency with a child, four
counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, and one count of sexual assault of a child.
All of these alleged offenses involved appellant’s biological daughter, K.A.T. K.A.T. was
thirteen or fourteen years old when each alleged incident occurred. The incidents forming
the basis for these al... More...
   $0 (07-24-2018 - TX)

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