August 19, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Whole Woman’s Health v. Paxton, 17-51060, appeal from W.D. Tex. En banc (Owen, Jones, Smith, Stewart, Dennis, Elrod, Haynes, Graves, Higginson, Costa, Willett, Ho, Engelhardt, Wilson) (recused: Southwick, Duncan, Oldham) Elrod and Willett, JJ., plurality (joined by Jones, Smith, Ho, Engelhardt, Wilson in full; concurred in judgment only by Owen and Haynes); … More August 19, 2021 opinions

June 18 and 21, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Huawei Technologies USA, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission, 19-60896, petition for review of FCC Order Duncan, J. (Elrod, Duncan, Wilson), administrative law, Administrative Procedures Act, ripeness, vagueness, Due Process Denying petition for review of FCC order barring recipients of federal telephone and internet service subsidies from purchasing equipment or services from companies … More June 18 and 21, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: March 3, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Johnson, 19-30921, appeal from W.D. La. Dennis, J. (Dennis, Higginson, Willett), criminal, sufficiency of evidence, due process, sentencing Affirming convictions of co-defendants for the armed robbery of two banks and one credit union and with related firearms offenses and sentences of 498 months for one defendant and 339 months for … More Take the Fifth: March 3, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Feb. 25, 2021 opinions

Designated for publication Daves v. Dallas County, Texas, 18-11368, appeal from N.D. Tex. per curiam (en banc court, except for Oldham, J., recused), cash bail, § 1983, Equal Protection, Due Process, sovereign immunity, Ex Parte Young Voting to rehear en banc this matter where, on December 28, 2020, the panel of Judges Southwick, Graves, and Engelhardt (Southwick, J., authoring) affirmed … More Take the Fifth: Feb. 25, 2021 opinions

Take the Fifth: Dec. 26-31, 2020 opinions

Designated for publication Daves v. Dallas County, 18-11368, appeal from N.D. Tex. Southwick, J. (Southwick, Graves, Engelhardt), cash bail, § 1983, Equal Protection, Due Process, sovereign immunity, Ex Parte Young Affirming preliminary injunction against imposition of cash bail on indigent arrestees as unconstitutional, with modifications to injunction to not apply to criminal district court judges … More Take the Fifth: Dec. 26-31, 2020 opinions

Take the Fifth: Nov. 9 and 10, 2020 opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Cooper, 19-50119, appeal from W.D. Tex. Elrod, J. (Elrod, Duncan, Wilson), criminal, guilty plea Affirming conviction on use or possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, where defendant had pled guilty, finding sufficient factual bases to support plea; but remanding to correct that plea was to … More Take the Fifth: Nov. 9 and 10, 2020 opinions

Take the Fifth: Oct. 27, 2020 opinions

Designated for publication U.S. v. Ramirez, 19-20098, appeal from S.D. Tex. Oldham, J. (Smith, Clement, Oldham), criminal, sentencing Affirming the district court’s sentencing of defendant to 300 months’ imprisonment for health care fraud. Court held that there was no error in district court’s reliance on presentencing report to impose a 26-point adjustment to defendant’s sentencing … More Take the Fifth: Oct. 27, 2020 opinions

Take the Fifth: Oct. 23, 2020 opinions

Designated for publication In the Matter of: Ward, 18-10469, appeal from N.D. Tex. Owen, C.J. (Owen, Clement, Ho), bankruptcy, timeliness Affirming district court’s judgment that the bankruptcy court did not err in finding creditors’ complaint seeking denial of debtor’s discharge was timely and in entering an order denying discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(4)(A) and … More Take the Fifth: Oct. 23, 2020 opinions

Take the Fifth: Oct. 21, 2020 opinions

Only unpublished decisions to report from yesterday’s releases (with one “revised” published opinion released for U.S. v. Becerra, originally released on October 6). Cannon v. Southern University Board of Supervisors, 19-30803, appeal from M.D. La. per curiam (Haynes, Willett, Ho), due process Affirming district court’s summary judgment dismissing law student’s due process claim against defendant’s … More Take the Fifth: Oct. 21, 2020 opinions