OPINIONS ARE POSTED DAILY BETWEEN 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Today is: [ Sunday November 29, 2015 ] - - - - - NO OPINIONS HAVE BEEN POSTED TODAY The most recent opinions are for: [ 11/27/2015 ]DISCLAIMER: The following unofficial case summaries are prepared by the clerk's office as a courtesy to the reader. They are not part of the opinion of the court.143064P.pdf 11/27/2015 Gregory Holt v. Michelle Howard U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-3064 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock
[PUBLISHED] [Murphy, Author, with Melloy and Smith, Circuit Judges] Prisoner case - Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. The provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act which only permit an incarcerated felon to request information of public record through an attorney are rationally related to two legitimate government interests: (1) to prevent inmates from harassing or threatening victims or witnesses and (2)to conserve government resources; as a result, the Act's limit on who may benefit from the law does not violate plaintiff's equal protection rights; plaintiff's claim that the Act violates his due process right to access the courts fails because he has not shown an injury in fact; for future challenges, plaintiff may obtain the records he seeks by filing a discovery motion with a habeas petition; the district court did not abuse its discretion by denying plaintiff's three Rule 60(b) motions as his claims failed on the merit and he was not entitled to the additional discovery he sought in the motions.151798U.pdf 11/27/2015 United States v. Susan Marie Schrader U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1798 U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota - Rapid City
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Gruender, Benton and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Criminal law and Sentencing. Anders case. Evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction for conspiring to distribute cocaine; sentence was not procedurally deficient or substantively unreasonable.151820P.pdf 11/27/2015 United States v. Michael Longs U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1820 U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska - Lincoln
[PUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Riley, Chief Judge, and Beam and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Sentence imposed upon the revocation of defendant's supervised release was not substantively unreasonable.151969U.pdf 11/27/2015 United States v. Donald Kestner U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1969 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - St. Joseph
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Gruender, Benton and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. Defendant's appeal waiver should be enforced, and the appeal is dismissed.