per curiam (Dennis, Elrod, Costa), criminal, sufficiency of evidence
District Court had granted new trial to defendant convicted of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines. Fifth Circuit panel withdrew its prior majority and dissenting opinions; and remanded to the District Court to clarify whether it had held that there was insufficient evidence to support a conviction or that, despite sufficiency, evidence preponderated heavily against a guilty verdict.
per curiam (Jones, Barksdale, Stewart), immigration, Convention Against Torture, asylum, withholding of removal
Dismissing in part and denying in part petitioner’s appeal from Board of Immigration Appeals’ dismissal of appeal from Immigration Judge on petitioner’s claims for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Court held that it had no jurisdiction to review decision that her asylum claim was untimely; that petitioner failed to challenge IJ and BIA conclusion that the social group she claimed was not a cognizable social group eligible for protection; and that she had failed to exhaust administrative remedies as to the new social group she was claiming entitled her to protection.
Dismissing appeal for lack of jurisdiction, as the order from which petitioner sought certificate of appealability was actually an order of the Fifth Circuit denying authorization to file successive § 2254 applications.