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132452P.pdf 10/28/2014 United States v. Eric Michelle Hunter U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 13-2452 U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - St. Paul [PUBLISHED] [Loken, Author, with Bright and Gruender, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Criminal law and Sentencing. Police officers relied on binding Eighth Circuit precedent in obtaining and executing a warrant, and the exclusionary rule did not apply to preclude the use of the drug dog's sniff evidence in the search warrant application; claims of prosecutorial misconduct during trial and during closing argument rejected; Apprendi did not overrule Almendarez-Torres and district courts may continue to impose career offender enhancements without having a jury determine the fact of prior convictions; Alleyne left intact the rule that enhancements based on the fact of a prior conviction are an exception to the general rule that facts increasing the prescribed range of penalties must be presented to a jury; appellant's motion for permission to file a pro se brief is denied as he represented by appointed counsel and no reason has been shown for the court to deviate from its general rule that a party represented by counsel may not file his own pro se brief. Judge Bright, concurring. 141478U.pdf 10/28/2014 Dale Bryant v. Ray Hobbs U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-1478 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Pine Bluff [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bye and Smith, Circuit Judges] Prisoner case - Prisoner civil rights. Defendants' summary judgment on plaintiff's Section 1983 claims affirmed without comment. 141568U.pdf 10/28/2014 William Pineda-Villalobos v. Eric H. Holder, Jr. U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-1568 Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bye and Smith, Circuit Judges] Petition for Review - Immigration. BIA did not err in affirming the IJ's decision that petitioner failed to establish that he qualified for withholding of removal.