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.
152987P.pdf   03/22/2017  Michael Alvarado-Arenas  v.  Jefferson B. Sessions, III
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-2987
   Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals    
   [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Melloy and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] 
   Petition for Review - Immigration. The BIA did not abuse its discretion by 
   denying petitioner's motion to reopen; by statute, an order removing an 
   alien in absentia for failure to appear may only be rescinded if the 
   motion to reopen shows either that the alien's failure to appear was 
   because of exceptional circumstances or the alien did not receive proper 
   notice; assuming petitioner's alleged absence from the U.S. could be an 
   exceptional circumstance, the BIA reasonably concluded petitioner was in 
   the U.S. when the removal proceedings were commenced and thus had notice 
   of the proceedings. 
163276U.pdf   03/22/2017  Noah Steffy  v.  City of Fort Smith
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-3276
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Ft. Smith    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bowman and Loken, Circuit 
   Civil case - Civil rights. The district court did not err in dismissing 
   this action on Younger grounds as state criminal proceedings were pending 
   at the time of the dismissal and plaintiff failed to show he could not 
   raise his constitutional challenge in that proceeding.