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161046P.pdf 01/17/2017 Fineola Ingram v. Cole County U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 16-1046 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Jefferson City [PUBLISHED] [Smith, Author, with Riley, Chief Judge, and Murphy, Circuit Judge] Prisoner case - Prisoner Civil Rights. Plaintiffs' challenge to the laundry policy at the Cole County Detention Center which leaves pretrial detainees naked, with only a sheet and a blanket for cover, every four nights for women and every two-to-three nights for men, alleges more than de minimis deprivation that is not related to a legitimate governmental purpose, and the district court erred in dismissing their complaint; because the district court based its qualified-immunity ruling on the perceived lack of a constitutional violation, that ruling is also reversed. Judge Murphy, concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. 161095P.pdf 01/17/2017 United States v. Joseph McGrew U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 16-1095 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines [PUBLISHED] [Smith, Author, with Riley, Chief Judge, and Murphy, Circuit Judge] Criminal case - Sentencing Guidelines. As the district court founded its sentence upon its determination that the statutory maximum was the appropriate sentence and that no sentence within any argued Guidelines range would suffice, any error it may have made in calculating defendant's Guidelines range was harmless; when a sentencing court adequately justifies setting a defendant's sentence based on the maximum statutory penalty, quibbles about the application of Guidelines enhancements or departures become moot.