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143316U.pdf 11/24/2015 Pete Alspach v. John Baldwin U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-3316 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Bye and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Prisoner case - Prisoner civil rights. In this action alleging deliberate indifference to medical needs, the district court did not err in granting defendants' motion for summary judgment as the unrebutted evidence showed that neither inmate had an objectively serious medical need for dentures. 151466P.pdf 11/24/2015 Donald Nash v. Terry Russell U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1466 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis [PUBLISHED] [Melloy, Author, with Murphy and Smith, Circuit Judges] Prisoner case - Habeas. The Missouri Supreme Court's conclusion that Nash's murder conviction was supported by substantial evidence is neither incorrect nor unreasonable; Nash's claim that his Sixth Amendment right to present a complete defense was violated when the trial court excluded evidence of a third-party's fingerprints under Missouri's "direct connection rule" was proceduraly barred; with respect to Nash's actual innocence as a gateway claim under Schlup v. Delo, 513 U.S. 298 (1995), the evidence Nash sought to assert was not new and even with the evidence, a reasonable jury could find Nash guilty; without weighing the merits, state court would be a more appropriate forum for Nash's new DNA evidence.