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 15, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Williams v. City of Yazoo, 20-61061, appeal from S.D. Miss. Costa, J. (Clement, Graves, Costa), qualified immunity Affirming denial of qualified immunity as to individual officers in case arising from detainee’s death from internal bleeding while in county jail after being assaulted with a metal pipe and after jailers repeatedly ignored his … More July 15, 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 7-12, 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(Still in catch-up mode here, so the opinions designated for publication will get the same brief treatment as the unpublished opinions …) Designated for publication Crittindon v. LeBlanc, 20-30304, appeal from M.D. La. Higginbotham, J. (Higginbotham, Costa, Oldham), Oldham, J., dissenting; qualified immunity Affirming in part and reversing in part denial of qualified immunity for … More June 7-12, 2022, opinions

June 1-3, 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(Still in catch-up mode here, so the opinions designated for publication will get the same brief treatment as the unpublished opinions …) Designated for publication Davis v. Lumpkin, 19-20873, appeal from S.D. Tex. Southwick, J. (Smith, Wiener, Southwick), prisoner suit Affirming in part dismissal of prisoner’s § 1983 action, vacating in part, and remanding. Bertrand … More June 1-3, 2022, opinions

May 12, 2022, opinions

Catching up on the blog after some non-stop over-drive briefing weeks, so both published and unpublished opinions will only contain summary disposition information and not the usual fuller descriptions. Designated for publication U.S. v. Perry, 17-30610, c/w U.S. v. Price, 17-30611, appeal from E.D. La. Higginson, J. (Jones, Higginson, Duncan), criminal, sufficiency of evidence, Batson … More May 12, 2022, opinions

May 11, 2022, opinions

Catching up on the blog after some non-stop over-drive briefing weeks, so both published and unpublished opinions will only contain summary disposition information and not the usual fuller descriptions. Designated for publication Badgerow v. Walters, 19-30766, appeal from E.D. La. per curiam (Jolly, Graves, Duncan), arbitration On remand from U.S. Supreme Court, reversing district court’s … More May 11, 2022, opinions

April 12, 2022, opinions

Designated for publication Bitco General Insurance Corp. v. Monroe Guaranty Insurance Co., 19-51012, appeal from W.D. Tex. Higginbotham, J. (Higginbotham, Jones, Higginson), insurance Affirming summary judgment that defendant insurer owed a duty to defend a commercial driller that it insured along with the plaintiff insurer under the commercial general liability policies, upon receipt of Texas … More April 12, 2022, opinions