April 26, 2023, opinions


  • U.S. v. George, 21-30607, appeal from E.D. La.
    • per curiam (Barksdale, Higginson, Ho), criminal, guilty plea
    • Affirming denial of motion to withdraw guilty plea to using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence resulting in death, which resulted in 480-month sentence.
  • U.S. v. Cox, 21-51027, appeal from W.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Jones, Haynes, Oldham), criminal, compassionate release
    • Affirming denial of motion for compassionate release.
  • Perez v. The Walt Disney Company, 22-20084, appeal from S.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Wiener, Elrod, Engelhardt), personal jurisdiction
    • Affirming dismissal of pro se copyright claim for lack of personal jurisdiction, but reversing the dismissal to the extent it was with prejudice.
  • U.S. v. Maes, 22-60290, appeal from S.D. Miss.
    • per curiam (Barksdale, Higginson, Ho), habeas corpus
    • Affirming denial of Rule 33 motion and § 2255 petition challenging sentence.
  • Iglesias-Bonilla v. Garland, 22-60333, petition for review of BIA order
    • per curiam (Jones, Haynes, Oldham), immigration
    • Dismissing in part and denying in part Salvadoran citizens’ petition for review of BIA order denying motion to reopen and terminate.
  • Singh v. Garland, 22-60395, petition for review of BIA order
    • per curiam (Stewart, Duncan, Wilson), immigration
    • Denying in part and dismissing in part Indian citizen’s petition for review of BIA order dismissing appeal from IJ’s denial of asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the CAT.