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151390P.pdf  06/29/2016  United States  v.  Juan Johnson
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   15-1390
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Springfield   
[PUBLISHED] [Shepherd, Author, with Wollman and Benton, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. The sentence imposed by the district court upon the revocation of defendant's supervised release was both procedurally sufficient and substantively reasonable; no error in ordering that the sentence be served consecutively to yet-to-be-imposed state sentences; no error in denying defendant's motion to recuse as defendant failed to support his claim of bias or prejudice; claim of ineffective assistance of counsel would not be considered on direct appeal.
152113U.pdf  06/29/2016  Carlos Rivas-Quilizapa  v.  Loretta E. Lynch
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   15-2113
   Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals   
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Benton and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Petition for Review -Immigration. None of the statements petitioner made during his removal proceedings indicated an apparent eligibility for asylum,withholding of removal or CAT relief, and the IJ was under no duty to inform petitioner of those forms of relief; the BIA did not abuse its discretion by denying petitioner's motion for remand.
161240U.pdf  06/29/2016  United States  v.  Melvin Blackmon
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   16-1240
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City   
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Colloton, Gruender and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Sentence imposed upon the revocation of defendant's supervised release was not substantively unreasonable.
161500U.pdf  06/29/2016  Danny Connor  v.  CO 1 Box
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   16-1500
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Springfield   
[UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bowman and Smith, Circuit Judges] Prisoner case - Prisoner civil rights. The district court erred in determining that plaintiff's complaint should be dismissed for failure to exhaust his administrative remedies as plaintiff alleged, giving his pleadings a liberal construction, that prison officials thwarted his efforts to use the grievance process, thereby making them effectively unavailable; the district court did not err in denying plaintiff's motion to amend his complaint; remanded for further proceedings.