Take the Fifth: Nov. 25, 2020 opinions


  • Leyva v. Barr, 17-60686, petition for review of BIA order
    • per curiam (Owen, Jones, Stewart), immigration
    • Affirming decision of BIA dismissing appeal of IJ decision ordering removal and denying motion to reopen.
  • Scott v. Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 19-40923, appeal from E.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Higginbotham, Jones, Costa), prisoner suit, frivolous
    • Affirming dismissal of prisoner’s § 1983 suit as frivolous, denying motion for appointment of counsel and indictment of district court judge, and issuing sanctions warning.
  • Campbell v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Co., 20-60348, appeal from S.D. Miss.
    • per curiam (Wiener, Southwick, Duncan), breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress
    • Affirming summary judgment dismissing claims of former employee based on conduct she alleges led to her resignation from her employment.