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.
152781P.pdf   12/01/2016  Sarah Brooks  v.  City of Des Moines
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-2781
   U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines    
   [PUBLISHED] [Benton, Author, with Loken and Beam, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Automated Traffic Enforcement Systems. The driver-plaintiffs 
   all received a notice of a traffic violation and this established injury 
   in fact for standing purposes; since concurrent jurisdiction for municipal 
   infractions is not irreconcilable with Iowa state law, the drivers failed 
   to state a claim for violation of Iowa Code Section 602.6101; claim that 
   the ordinance improperly delegates powers is rejected on the basis of 
   Section V of this court's opinion in No. 15-2703 Hughes v. City of Cedar 
   Rapids (8th Cir. 2016); a provision for an optional administrative hearing 
   - itself appealable de novo to the state district court - is not 
   irreconcilable with Iowa Code Section 364.22(6); claims the system 
   violates federal civil rights dismissed pursuant to Section III.B and Part 
   IV of Hughes; claim the City's violation of IDOT rules states a claim 
   under the Iowa Constitution should be dismissed without prejudice under 
   Section IV.C of Hughes; claim of unjust enrichment dismissed under Part V 
   of Hughes. 
  
161034U.pdf   12/01/2016  United States  v.  Mark W. Jones
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1034
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Shepherd, Arnold and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case - Federal Tax. Judgment authorizing sale of property to satisfy 
   tax liability affirmed without comment. 
  
161525P.pdf   12/01/2016  United States  v.  Damien Morgan
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1525
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis    
   [PUBLISHED] [Benton, Author, with Loken and Gruender, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law and sentencing. 75-day delay in issuance of 
   search warrant did not render the information stale in this computer-based 
   child-pornography case as collectors of these materials tend to retain the 
   images for long periods of time; defendant had no reasonable expectation 
   of privacy in his cell-phone screen after he made it visible by publicly 
   displaying it the presence of a detective; defendant agreed to lift his 
   sleeve to permit a photo of a distinguishing tattoo, and the motion to 
   suppress the photo was properly denied; no error in imposing a four-level 
   enhancement under Guidelines Sec. 2G2.1(b)(4) for possession of materials 
   displaying sadistic content as any image depicting the penetration of a 
   minor's vagina is per se sadistic under this court's cases; district court 
   correctly ruled that attempted production of child pornography is a crime 
   under Chapter 110 of Title 18 and it did not err in imposing a five-level 
   enhancement under Guidelines Sec. 4B1.5(b). 
  
162010U.pdf   12/01/2016  United States  v.  York Wilson
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-2010
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Shepherd, Arnold and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law and sentencing. Anders case. The district 
   court did not err in determining defendant had violated the provisions of 
   his supervised release and the sentence it imposed was substantively 
   reasonable. 
  
162087U.pdf   12/01/2016  United States  v.  Ernest Britten
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-2087
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Joplin    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Shepherd, Arnold and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. Defendant's appeal was barred by 
   the appeal waiver in his written guilty plea;the waiver is enforced and 
   the appeal is dismissed.