July 20, 2021 opinions

Unpublished

  • U.S. v. Clark, 20-10094, appeal from N.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Smith, Stewart, Graves), criminal, First Step Act
    • Vacating district court’s denial of a motion for sentence reduction under the First Step Act, and remanding for further proceedings in light of United States v. Shkambi, 993 F.3d 388, 393 (5th Cir. 2021).
  • U.S. v. Castillo, 20-11243, appeal from N.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Smith, Stewart, Graves), criminal, supervised release
    • Affirming condition of supervised release for sex-offender treatment.
  • Whitley v. LeBlanc, 20-30562, appeal from M.D. La.
    • per curiam (Smith, Higginson, Willett), prisoner suit
    • Dismissing as frivolous prisoner plaintiff’s § 1983 suit arising from parole procedures.
  • U.S. v. Arrez-Gonzalez, 20-40141, appeal from S.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Jolly, Willett, Engelhardt), criminal
    • Granting Anders motion to withdraw, and dismissing appeal.
  • Fanning v. Sity of Shavano Park, 20-50440, appeal from W.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Clement, Haynes, Wilson), First Amendment
    • Vacating district court’s summary judgment dismissal of resident’s challenge to city’s ordinance restricting yard signs and banners, and remanding for further proceedings in light of Reagan National Advertising of Austin, Inc. v. City of Austin, 972 F.3d 696 (5th Cir. 2020), cert. granted, No. 20-1029, 2021 WL 2637836 (U.S. June 28, 2021).
  • MTGLQ Investors, L.P. v. Walden, 20-50944, appeal from W.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Jolly, Elrod, Graves), foreclosure
    • Affirming summary judgment in favor of mortgage issuer in foreclosure proceeding.
  • U.S. v. Pineda-Higuera, 21-40143, appeal from S.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Smith, Stewart, Graves), criminal
    • Granting Anders motion to withdraw, and dismissing appeal.