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.
141123P.pdf   03/31/2015  United States  v.  Randy Never Misses A Shot
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-1123
   U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota - Pierre    
   [PUBLISHED] [Smith, Author, with Murphy and Gruender, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal case. The district court's comments to the 
   prosecution at a sidebar regarding a possible deficiency in its evidence 
   and the court's decision to permit the government to reopen its 
   case-in-chief were not an abuse of the court' discretion and did not 
   prejudice defendant because the jury did not hear the comments and the 
   evidence at that point was, in any event, sufficient to convict defendant 
   on the count; evidence was sufficient to support defendant's convictions 
   for sexual abuse of a minor; the court did not err in rejecting 
   defendant's request for a lesser-included-offense of simple assault; no 
   error in admitting the testimony of six Rule 413 and 414 witnesses as the 
   court concluded the conduct covered by their testimony was similar enough 
   to the conduct charged to prove propensity; even if the admission of six 
   witnesses' testimony raised Rule 403 concerns, any error was harmless in 
   light of the other evidence of propensity; no error in excluding evidence 
   of past sexual assault against a victim under Rule 412. 
  
142569U.pdf   03/31/2015  Sandra Sue Grazzini-Rucki  v.  David Knutson
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-2569
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [[Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Beam and Loken, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case - Civil procedure. Assignment of cases is a judicial function 
   and the district court did not err in finding the defendant, a state court 
   judge presiding in plaintiff's family-law action was entitled to judicial 
   immunity for assigning certain related matters to himself; a session of 
   court in which the judge heard from plaintiff's children was, likewise, a 
   judicial act and the judge was entitled to immunity on claims related to 
   the hearing; the district court could consider matters of public record 
   without turning a motion to dismiss into a motion for summary judgment. 
  
142926U.pdf   03/31/2015  David Kimbro Stephens  v.  Renee S. Williams
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-2926
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Texarkana    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Bowman and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil Case - Bankruptcy. The district court did not err in denying 
   Stephens' motion to intervene in a bankruptcy matter; since Stephens was 
   denied leave to intervene, he cannot challenge the bankruptcy's court 
   final order or its other orders in the case. 
  
143055U.pdf   03/31/2015  United States  v.  Phillip Robinson
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-3055
   U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Dubuque    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Murphy and Gruender, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. Defendant's 
   within-Guidelines-range sentence was substantively reasonable. 
  
143204U.pdf   03/31/2015  United States  v.  Todd Tackwell
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-3204
   U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska - Lincoln    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Murphy and Gruender, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law. Anders case. Defendant waived his right to 
   appeal his sentence and the appeal is dismissed. 
  
143295U.pdf   03/31/2015  Michael Hoelscher  v.  Miller's First Insurance Co.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-3295
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Jefferson City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Bowman and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case. Dismissal affirmed without comment.