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.
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   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bye and Smith, Circuit Judges] 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   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bye and Smith, Circuit Judges] 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.