August 17-18, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Crittenden, 18-50635, appeal from W.D. Tex. Costa, J. (joined by Richman, Jones, Smith, Stewart, Southwick, Haynes, Higginson, Willett, Ho, Duncan, Engelhardt, Oldham, Wilson, JJ.); Elrod, J., dissenting (joined by Dennis, Graves, JJ.); new trial, criminal Reversing new trial ordered by district court after jury had convicted defendant of drug conspiracy, … More August 17-18, 2022, opinions

July 19, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Gulfport Energy Corp. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 21-60017, c/w 21-60200 (petition for review of FERC orders) Smith, J. (Davis, Smith, Engelhardt), bankruptcy, standing, administrative law Granting petition for review of FERC orders, and vacating the orders, which sought to bind the petitioner to continue performing its gas transit contracts even if … More July 19, 2022, opinions

July 18, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Coulter, 20-10999, appeal from N.D. Tex. Jones, J. (Richman, Jones, Wilson); Jones, J., concurring; Richman, C.J., dissenting; criminal, search and seizure Reversing district court’s order suppressing the defendant’s statements made to officer about his possession of a gun and his prior aggravated robbery conviction, where those statements were made without … More July 18, 2022, opinions

July 6, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Caldwell, 21-10509, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Richman, Costa, Ho), habeas corpus Reversing district court’s grant of relief on § 2255 petition, holding that petitioner’s guilty-plea waiver barred collateral attack even where based on a substantive change in the law. Texas v. U.S., 22-40367, appeal from S.D. Tex. per … More July 6, 2022, opinions

June 20-28, 2022, opinions

(Still in catch-up mode here, so the opinions designated for publication will get the same brief treatment as the unpublished opinions …) Designated for publication Whole Woman’s Health v. Young, 18-50730, appeal from W.D. Tex. per curiam (Barksdale, Stewart, Costa), abortion law Vacating injunction of Texas law regarding disposal of embryonic and fetal tissue after … More June 20-28, 2022, opinions

March 14-18, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Castro, 18-10137, appeal from N.D. Tex. Oldham, J. (Ho, Oldham, Wilson), habeas corpus Denying petition for rehearing, but withdrawing prior panel opinion and substituting new opinion that vacates Certificate of Appealability and dismisses appeal from denial of § 2255 petition. The Court held that it had the power to vacate … More March 14-18, 2022, opinions

February 14, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication McFarland v. Lumpkin, 19-70011, appeal from S.D. Tex. per curiam (Higginbotham, Southwick, Willett), habeas corpus, ineffective assistance of counsel, Brady claim, Sixth Amendment Affirming denial of habeas relief, after having granted COA on denial of claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, Brady violation, and Sixth Amendment violation. Reminiscent of the original panel … More February 14, 2022, opinions

December 10-14, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication Cochran v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 19-10396, appeal from N.D. Tex. Haynes, J. (Owen, Jones, Smith, Stewart, Dennis, Elrod, Southwick, Haynes, Graves, Higginson, Costa, Willett, Duncan, Engelhardt, Oldham, Wilson), joined by Jones, Smith, Elrod, Willett, Duncan, Engelhardt, Oldham, Wilson, JJ. (Willett, J., concurring in judgment only); Oldham, J., concurring, joined by … More December 10-14, 2021, opinions

December 1, 2021, opinions

Designated for publication Angel Brothers Enterprises, Ltd. v. Walsh, 20-60849, petition for review of OSH Review Commission Decision Costa, J. (Jones, Costa, Duncan), Jones, J., dissenting; administrative law, occupational safety Denying petition for review of decision by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, which imputed supervisor’s knowledge of safety rule violation (doing excavation work … More December 1, 2021, opinions