Take the Fifth: December 10, 2020 opinions


  • U.S. v. Martinez-Tapia, 18-40649, appeal from S.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Smith, Stewart, Higginson), criminal
    • Granting Anders motion to withdraw, and dismissing appeal.
  • U.S. v. Mitchan, 20-10241, appeal from N.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Haynes, Willett, Ho), criminal, sentencing
    • Affirming sentence of 192 months’ imprisonment and five years’ supervised release for conviction of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.
  • U.S. v. Anchondo-Quezada, 20-10552, appeal from N.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Davis, Stewart, Dennis), criminal, sentencing
    • Granting summary affirmance of within-Guidelines sentence of 30 months on guilty plea for illegal reentry.
  • Charles v. Wal-Mart Louisiana, LLC, 20-30213, appeal from W.D. La.
    • per curiam (Davis, Stewart, Oldham), Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Dismissing appeal of summary judgment dismissing ADA claim, for want of prosecution.