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                        as a courtesy to the reader. They are not part of the opinion of the court.
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.