July 27-28, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Jackson, 19-10627, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (Wiener, Elrod, Higginson), criminal, crime of violence Vacating conviction of using a facility in aid of a racketeering enterprise with intent to commit a “crime of violence”; holding that predicate offense of sex trafficking of children is not a “crime of violence,” … More July 27-28, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: March 19, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Kieffer, 19-30225, appeal from E.D. La. Haynes, J. (Haynes, Higginson, Oldham), Oldham, J., concurring; criminal, sufficiency of evidence, juror questioning, crime of violence Affirming convictions of father-and-son co-defendants on charges arising from armed robberies of armored trucks, including convictions for conspiracy to commit bank robbery, armed bank robbery, brandishing a … More Take the Fifth: March 19, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 18, 2021 opinions

Unpublished U.S. v. Wright, 20-10052, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (King, Smith, Wilson), criminal, crime of violence, Fifth Amendment, sentencing Affirming convictions of one defendant for three counts of interference with commerce by robbery and aiding and abetting, two counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 18, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Oct. 30, 2020 opinions

Designated for publication Whole Woman’s Health v. Paxton, 17-51060, appeal from W.D. Tex. per curiam (Owen, Jones, Smith, Stewart, Dennis, Elrod, Graves, Haynes, Higginson, Costa, Willett, Ho, Engelhardt, Wilson); abortion law After the October 13 release of the panel opinion affirming the district court’s injunction of enforcement of Texas Senate Bill 8 (requiring that “a … More Take the Fifth: Oct. 30, 2020 opinions