Opinions are for Tuesday, September 19, 2017 

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163519P.pdf     09/19/2017  Fred Thompson  v.  United States
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-3519
   U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota - Fargo   
   [PUBLISHED] [Kelly, Author, with Chief Judge Smith and Colloton, Circuit 
   Habeas Corpus - motion to vacate. The underlying facts are set forth in 
   United States v. Thompson, 770 F.3d 689 (8th Cir. 2014. Absent clear error 
   or manifest injustice, the administrative panel's decision that the court 
   has jurisdiction is the law of the case. Claim raised on direct appeal 
   that district court violated Rule 11 by improperly participating in plea 
   negotiations cannot be relitigated in a motion to vacate under 28 U.S.C. 
   sec. 2255. Government's silence during plea hearing did not constitute a 
   change in the written plea agreement and did not amount to a promise to 
   induce him to plead guilty. Claims of ineffective assistance of counsel 
   fail because Thompson failed to show prejudice