Opinions are for Friday, November 17, 2017 

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.

163459P.pdf     11/17/2017  Michael Banks  v.  Francis Slay
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-3459
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis   
   [PUBLISHED] [Shepherd, Author, with Loken and Arnold, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil Case - civil rights. Default judgment entered against police officer 
   in his official capacity is a judgment against the government entity in 
   all respects other than name. Notice, served in accordance with state law, 
   was proper. Mandamus was properly issued by the district court and was the 
   correct procedure to enforce a judgment against a public entity. As to the 
   cross-appeals the district court properly denied post-judgment interest, 
   as the judgment did not include references to post-judgment interest and 
   the complaint did not request it. The district court did not abuse its 
   discretion in reducing the award of attorneys fees based on the type of 
   work at issue. 
164310U.pdf     11/17/2017  United States  v.  Chris Nordin
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-4310
   U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines   
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam. Before Chief Judge Smith, Melloy, and Gruender, 
   Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal Case - sentencing. The district court did not clearly err in 
   finding by a preponderance of the evidence that defendant knowingly 
   distributed child pornography to warrant a two-level enhancement under 
   Guidelines sec, 2G2.2(b)(3)(F), based on defendant's placement of child 
   pornography in a shared folder of a file-sharing program and other users 
   access to it; the court did not clearly err in concluding he knowingly 
   engaged in an act related to the transfer of material based on his 
   intermediate computer skills and previous transfer of files depicting 
   child pornography.