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STATE OF OHIO v. MONICA L. FOWLER

The Ross County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Monica
Fowler with one count of possession of cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.11, a first
degree felony.
{¶4} Through her appointed trial counsel, Fowler filed a motion to suppress “all
evidence obtained as a result of the unlawful and illegal warrantless arrest by the Ohio
State Highway Patrol.” Her motion raise... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DEONTE L. GAUSE

On January 24, 2017, the Montgomery County Grand Jury returned an
indictment charging Gause with single counts of carrying concealed weapons in violation
of R.C. 2923.12(A), improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle in violation of R.C.
2923.16(B), and having weapons while under disability in violation of R.C. 2923.13(A)(2).
The charge of having weapons while under disability... More...
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Keith Cornwell v. State of Indiana Man stabbed more than 70 times by roommates for ‘snitching’

In August 2015, eighteen-year-old Cornwell, Caleb Bixler (“Bixler”), eighteen
year-old John Murphy (“Murphy”), and Ron Trahan (“Trahan”) lived together
in a rooming house on the eastside of Indianapolis. In the early morning hours
of Thursday, August 13, Cornwell, Bixler, and Trahan left the house together.
Cornwell and Bixler returned to the house at approximately 5:00 a.m. w... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Anton R. Dorsey Anton R Dorsey - Registered Sex Offender

In a criminal action by the State, Dorsey was charged
with four crimes relating to his domestic violence toward his
then-girlfriend, C.B.: one count of strangulation and 1 The Honorable Paul J. Lenz presided.
No. 2015AP648-CR

2

suffocation under Wis. Stat. § 940.235(1) (2013-14)2;3 one count
of misdemeanor... More...
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United states of America v. Ruben Mancillas Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Evansville, Indiana

A jury convicted Ruben Mancillas of
two counts of possessing ammunition as a felon, in violation of
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). On appeal, he raises two challenges to his
sentencing: (1) that he was denied the right to represent
himself at sentencing; and (2) that the district court applied the
wrong base offense level because the Indiana offense of
2 No. 17-1254
strangulati... More...
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United States of America v. Pierre Azor District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Appellant Pierre Azor
("Appellant") appeals the district court's denials of his motions
for suppression and severance, and claims that his sentence of
thirty-six months of imprisonment is substantively unreasonable.
After review, we find that the district court properly denied his
motion to suppress and did not abuse its discretion in denying his
motion to sever. Additional... More...
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Shameka Tanya Waters v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for the offense of criminal mischief causing a pecuniary loss of $1,500 or more but less than $20,000, a state jail felony. Appellant entered a plea agreement with the State wherein she pleaded “guilty” to the indictment in exchange for the State’s punishment recommendation of four years deferred adjudication community supervision. The trial court entered its written order... More...   $0 (01-26-2018 - TX)

David Pittington v. Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, L.L.C. Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Plaintiffs who successfully prove that they
were fired in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) are
presumptively entitled to back pay for the amount they would have earned had they not been
unlawfully terminated. Such awards are intended to compensate fully plaintiffs for the wrongs
that they suffered. For the same reason, an award of prejudgment int... More...
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Keith Crabbs v. Zach Scott Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Keith Crabbs filed a § 1983 claim alleging that the local police violated his Fourth (and Fourteenth) Amendment right to be secure from unreasonable searches. But he died before the case could be resolved. Anne Crabbs, Keith’s mother and the personal representative of his estate, filed a motion to substitute as a party. The district court found that Keith’s death extinguished his claim and dismiss... More...   $0 (01-26-2018 - OH)

Liberty Coins, L.L.C. v. David Goodman Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Plaintiffs Liberty Coins, LLC, and Worthington Jewelers,
Ltd., bring facial and as-applied Fourth Amendment challenges to four warrantless search
provisions in Ohio’s Precious Metals Dealers Act and the accompanying regulations: O.R.C.
§§ 4728.05(A), 4728.06, 4728.07, and Ohio Admin. Code § 1301:8-6-03(D). These laws equip
state agents and local law enforcement with the authority t... More...
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Julie Peffer and Jesse Peffer v. Mike Stephens Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This appeal requires us to determine the extent of the
Fourth Amendment’s requirements for an affidavit supporting a warrant to search the residence
of an individual suspected of committing a crime involving the use of a computer.
That issue figures prominently in Plaintiffs Julie and Jesse Peffer’s appeal of the district
court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant Mike... More...
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Joshua Sanchez v. The State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas

Sanchez was indicted for the state jail felony offense of theft as follows:
[O]n or about the 21st Day of August, 2013, JOSHUA SANCHEZ, hereinafter referred to as defendant, with intent to deprive the owner, D.R. HORTON, of property namely: copper, did then and there unlawfully, without the effective consent of the owner, appropriate said property by acquiring and otherwise exercising control... More...
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Jon Erik Torres v. The State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas

On May 14, 2015, Officers Nieto and Vader of the San Antonio Police Department
conducted a traffic stop of Torres’s vehicle based on the vehicle’s expired registration. Officer
Nieto approached the vehicle on the passenger side, and as he made contact with the passenger, he
smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officers placed both Torres and the
passenger ... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth E. Fairley Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Appellant-Defendant Kenneth Fairley appeals his jury conviction for theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641 (counts two and three) and conspiracy to commit theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 (count one). Fairley argues that: (1) the indictment, jury instruction, and verdict form all misstated the elements of § 641; (2) the district court erroneously a... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - MS)

United States of America v. Gross Williams Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams appeals the district court’s rulings denying his motions to suppress. For the following reasons, we affirm.
I. Facts & Procedural History
Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams was convicted in 2012 in Iberville Parish on state charges of distributing marijuana and placed on five years of probation. Conditions of Williams’s probation included permitting home ... More...
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United States of America v. Sean James Hager Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Austin, Texas

Defendant Sean Hager was a long-time salesperson for Velocity Electronics (“Velocity”), a computer parts distributor in Austin, Texas. From 2008 to 2012, he misused Velocity’s confidential information to perpetrate a scheme that netted him $1.16 million. Hager was charged and convicted of mail, wire, and tax fraud, as well as money laundering. He raises numerous legal issues on appeal, but none is... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

Eric C. Darden v. City of Fort Worth, Texas; W.F. Snow; and J. Romero Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Police Officers W.F. Snow and Javier Romero arrested Jermaine Darden, a black man who was obese, while executing a no-knock warrant at a private residence. In arresting Darden, the officers allegedly threw him to the ground, tased him twice, choked him, punched and kicked him in the face, pushed him into a face-down position, pressed his face into the ground, and pulled his hands behind... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Joseph J. Kennedy District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Joseph Kennedy appeals his
conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of
ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). Challenging his
conviction, Kennedy argues that the district court erred in denying
his motion to suppress evidence obtained from a warrantless search
of the vehicle he was driving immediately before his arrest.
Challenging his sentence, he... More...
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United States of America v. Elizabeth Lopez Northern District of Iowa Courthouse - Sioux City, Iowa

A jury convicted Elizabeth Lopez of possession of methamphetamine with the
intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21
U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)–(B), and 846. The district court1 sentenced Lopez
1The Honorable Mark W. Bennett, United States District Judge for the Northern
District of Iowa.
to 120 months’ imprisonment, followed b... More...
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VIVIAN L. MUNDY v. STATE OF KANSAS

The facts of Mundy's criminal case are tangential to her current appeal from her 60-1507 motion but nevertheless help explain her arguments. Mundy was a licensed, master's level social worker who enrolled as a Medicaid provider in 2003. She primarily provided behavioral and cognitive therapy to individuals with traumatic brain injuries. In 2007, after reviewing Mundy's billings, the fiscal agent f... More...   $0 (01-24-2018 - KS)

State of North Dakota v. Shawn Alvah Montgomery

On October 1, 2016, Sergeant Michael Stoltz stopped Montgomery's vehicle for speeding. Sergeant Stoltz noticed signs of inebriation, conducted field tests, read the statutory implied consent advisory,(1) and administered an onsite screening test. Sergeant Stoltz placed Montgomery under arrest after the test indicated Montgomery was above the legal limit. Sergeant Stoltz then read Montgomery his Mi... More...   $0 (01-24-2018 - )

Rodney Keister v. Stuart Bell, John Hooks, Mitchell Odom Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Rodney Keister appeals the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction. Mr. Keister sought to enjoin University of Alabama (“UA”) officials from applying UA’s grounds use policy to the intersection of University Boulevard and Hackberry Lane. Application of this grounds use policy prevents him from speaking on UA’s campus unless he complies with its terms. Because the district court properl... More...   $0 (01-23-2018 - AL)

Mary M. Mayotte v. U.S. Bank National Association District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

On this appeal the parties have asked us to determine how, or even whether, an
important—but subtle and often confusing—doctrine limiting federal-court jurisdiction
should apply to a unique Colorado procedure for “nonjudicial” foreclosure of mortgages.

The jurisdictional doctrine is the Rooker-Feldman doctrine, which forbids lower federal
courts from reviewing state-court c... More...
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Walter Stephen Jackson v. Los Lunas Community Program District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

This civil rights class action lawsuit was filed thirty years ago to challenge
various aspects of the institutionalization of developmentally disabled individuals at
two state-supported facilities in New Mexico. After a lengthy trial in 1990, the
district court ruled that Defendants—the two institutions and the individuals charged
with their operation—were violating class members’ ... More...
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Lisa Demaree v. Laura Pederson; Amy Van Ness District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

As this court has stated repeatedly, families have a “wellelaborated
constitutional right to live together without
governmental interference.” Wallis v. Spencer, 202 F.3d
1126, 1136 (9th Cir. 2000); accord Kirkpatrick v. Cty. of
Washoe, 843 F.3d 784, 789 (9th Cir. 2016) (en banc); Burke
v. Cty. of Alameda, 586 F.3d 725, 731 (9th Cir. 2009); Rogers
v. Cty. of San Joaquin, 48... More...
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