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.
151390P.pdf   06/29/2016  United States  v.  Juan Johnson
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-1390
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Springfield    
   [PUBLISHED] [Shepherd, Author, with Wollman and Benton, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. The sentence imposed by the district court 
   upon the revocation of defendant's supervised release was both 
   procedurally sufficient and substantively reasonable; no error in ordering 
   that the sentence be served consecutively to yet-to-be-imposed state 
   sentences; no error in denying defendant's motion to recuse as defendant 
   failed to support his claim of bias or prejudice; claim of ineffective 
   assistance of counsel would not be considered on direct appeal. 
  
152113U.pdf   06/29/2016  Carlos Rivas-Quilizapa  v.  Loretta E. Lynch
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-2113
   Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Benton and Shepherd, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Petition for Review -Immigration. None of the statements petitioner made 
   during his removal proceedings indicated an apparent eligibility for 
   asylum,withholding of removal or CAT relief, and the IJ was under no duty 
   to inform petitioner of those forms of relief; the BIA did not abuse its 
   discretion by denying petitioner's motion for remand. 
  
161240U.pdf   06/29/2016  United States  v.  Melvin Blackmon
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1240
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Colloton, Gruender and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. Sentence imposed upon the revocation of 
   defendant's supervised release was not substantively unreasonable. 
  
161500U.pdf   06/29/2016  Danny Connor  v.  CO 1 Box
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1500
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Springfield    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bowman and Smith, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Prisoner case - Prisoner civil rights. The district court erred in 
   determining that plaintiff's complaint should be dismissed for failure to 
   exhaust his administrative remedies as plaintiff alleged, giving his 
   pleadings a liberal construction, that prison officials thwarted his 
   efforts to use the grievance process, thereby making them effectively 
   unavailable; the district court did not err in denying plaintiff's motion 
   to amend his complaint; remanded for further proceedings.