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142635P.pdf  10/09/2015  United States  v.  Chad Taylor
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-2635
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock   
[PUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Colloton and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing Guidelines. The court's holding in United States v. Wivell, 839 F.3d 156, 159 (8th Cir. 1990) that the sentencing guidelines are not susceptible to a vagueness attack is cast into doubt by Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), and defendant's sentence, which included an enhancement for committing a crime of violence under the career offender Guideline, U.S.S.G. Sec. 4B1.1(a), is vacated and the matter is remanded to the district court for resentencing; on remand the district court may consider the question of whether the residual clause of the career offender guidelines is constitutional. Judge Colloton, dissenting
143721U.pdf  10/09/2015  Vicki Lockwood  v.  Carolyn Colvin
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-3721
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - St. Joseph   
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Benton, and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Social Security. The administrative record included extensive medical evidence related to the examination and treatment of claimant's severe impairments and the ALJ properly reviewed the evidence and the record supported the ALJ's ultimate residual functional capacity determination; the medical consultant in the case was not an acceptable medical source under 20 C.F.R. Sec. 404.1527(e)(2)(ii) and the ALJ was not required to explain the weight given to the consultant's opinion; the psychiatric consultant's opinion was not inconsistent with the ALJ's residual functional capacity determination.
152119U.pdf  10/09/2015  United States  v.  Steven Robinson
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   15-2119
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City   
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam -Before Loken, Bowman and Murphy, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. Defendant's sentence is not substantively unreasonable.