Take the Fifth: Feb. 9, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Lucio v. Lumpkin, 16-70027, appeal from S.D. Tex. 115 pages of opinions: Oldham, J., plurality op. of Court (joined by Owen, Jones, Smith, Ho, Duncan, Engelhardt, JJ.); Southwick, J., concurring (joined by Costa, Willett, JJ.); Higginbotham, J., dissenting; Elrod, J., dissenting (joined by Higginson, J.); Haynes, J., dissenting (joined by Higginbotham, Stewart, … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 9, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 8, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Medel-Guadalupe, 19-40901, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam (Jones, Haynes, Ho), criminal, sentencing, supervised release Withdrawing opinion issued on Oct. 27, 2020, and entering new opinion, affirming sentence of 120 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release for guilty plea to one count of harboring illegal aliens, and consecutive sentence … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 8, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 5, 2021 opinions

Unpublished U.S. v. Taylor, 19-10261, appeal from N.D. Tex. Higginson, J. (Stewart, Higginson, Wilson), criminal, sentencing Affirming above-guidelines sentence following guilty plea to one count of attempted bank robbery and one count of using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. U.S. v. Valdez, 19-11158, appeal from … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 5, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 4, 2021 opinions

Unpublished U.S. v. Higgins, 19-10885, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Higginbotham, Jones, Costa), criminal, sentencing, supervised release Affirming special conditions as part of supervised release sentence the district court’s order to participate in treatment for substance dependency, to contribute to the cost of that treatment, and to abstain from the use of alcohol and … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 4, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 3, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Official Stanford Investors Committee v. Trustmark National Bank, 19-11131, appeal from N.D. Tex. Southwick, J. (Owen, Davis, Southwick), intervention Affirming the denial of intervention of right by group of Stanford investors into suit brought by original plaintiff group of Stanford investors against defendant who provided banking services to R. Allen Stanford for … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 3, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 1 and 2, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Tibakweitira v. Wilkinson, 18-60459, petition for review of BIA order Engelhardt, J. (Haynes, Duncan, Engelhardt), immigration Dismissing in part and denying in part Tanzanian citizen’s petitions for review of a BIA order dismissing his appeal from the IJ decision denying his application for withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 1 and 2, 2021 opinions