as a courtesy to the reader. They are not part of the opinion of the court.
112125P.pdf 03/06/2013 Minnesota Majority v. Joe Mansky U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 11-2125 U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis [PUBLISHED] [Benton, Author, with Gruender and Shepherd, Circuit Judges]
Civil case - Election Laws. Claim that Minn. Stat. Sec. 211B.11, subd. 1, banning the wearing of any political insignia to a polling place, was facially invalid under the First Amendment is rejected, as the law is viewpoint neutral and served a legitimate state interest in assuring the peace, order and decorum of the polling place; plaintiff failed to allege that Minnesota causes selective enforcement of the facially neutral statute and policy and therefore failed to state an equal protection claim. Judge Shepherd, concurring in part and dissenting in part. 121415P.pdf 03/06/2013 George Donner v. Alcoa, Inc. U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 12-1415 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City [PUBLISHED] [Bye, Author, with Gruender and Shepherd, Circuit Judges]
Civil case - Civil Procedure. District court abused its discretion in granting plaintiff a voluntary dismissal without first addressing whether his purported basis for adding a defendant that destroyed diversity had a reasonable basis in law and fact; the court's own review of the stated basis for the voluntary dismissal leads to the conclusion that the claim against the diversity-destroying defendant had no reasonable basis in law; order granting voluntary dismissal is reversed and the case is remanded for further proceedings. 122506U.pdf 03/06/2013 United States v. Chadwick Acison U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 12-2506 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Jefferson City [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam -Before Wollman, Bowman and Gruender, Circuit Judges]
Criminal case - Sentencing. Sentence imposed upon the revocation of defendant's supervised release was substantively reasonable.