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.
153523P.pdf   02/24/2017  Christopher Martin  v.  John Fayram
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-3523
   U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines    
   [PUBLISHED] [Murphy, Author, with Loken and Kelly, Circuit Judges] 
   Prisoner case - Habeas. Martin's conviction was the relevant judgment 
   under 28 U.S.C. Sec.2244(d)(1)(A) and that conviction became final for 
   determining the relevant AEDPA filing period at the conclusion of his 
   direct appeal; all of the vital facts underlying Martin's claims were 
   known to him before the conclusion of his direct appeal, and an argument 
   that the factual predicate for his ineffective assistance of counsel 
   claims arose during the state post-conviction proceedings, thereby 
   triggering AEDPA's limitation period is rejected; this habeas was, 
   therefore, untimely, and there were no extraordinary circumstances 
   justifying equitably tolling the filing period; the district court did not 
   err by requiring Martin to waive any claims against his counsel without 
   providing independent counsel as any argument for tolling based on 
   counsel's pre-filing conduct would have been close to frivolous. Judge 
   Kelly, dissenting. 
  
161216U.pdf   02/24/2017  Lora Hamman  v.  Carolyn W. Colvin
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1216
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Batesville    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Colloton, Murphy and Melloy, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case - Social Security. The ALJ did not err in refusing to give the 
   treating physician's opinion controlling weight as it was not fully 
   supported or consistent with other substantial evidence in the record; 
   credibility finding was supported by substantial evidence. Judge Melloy, 
   dissenting. 
  
161266P.pdf   02/24/2017  United States  v.  Dontre D'Sean McHenry
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1266
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - St. Paul    
   [PUBLISHED] [Loken, Author, with Smith and Colloton, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law and sentencing. Officers investigating sex 
   trafficking of a minor had a good faith belief that exigent circumstances 
   justified a request to the phone carrier to disclose subscriber 
   information and to conduct GPS tracking of the number, as authorized by 
   the Storage Communications Act; defendant's claim that counsel had failed 
   to prepare him for the change-of-plea hearing was belied by the transcript 
   and the district court did not err in rejecting defendant's claim that 
   this justified withdrawal of his guilty plea; no error in imposing an 
   enhancement for obstruction of justice under Guidelines Sec. 3C1.1 where 
   defendant attempted to contact the victim in order to manipulate and 
   influence her testimony; no error in denying an 
   acceptance-of-responsibility reduction under Guidelines Sec. 3E1.1(a) as 
   defendant's attempt to withdraw his plea showed he did not accept 
   responsibility; sentence was not substantively unreasonable. 
  
162516U.pdf   02/24/2017  United States  v.  Walter Sorrells
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-2516
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Colloton, Arnold and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case. Anders case. Defendant's appeal waiver is enforceable and 
   applies to the issues he raises in this appeal; the appeal is therefore 
   dismissed. 
  
162586U.pdf   02/24/2017  United States  v.  Alberto Sanchez
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-2586
   U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Sioux City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Arnold and Colloton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law and sentencing. Anders case. Evidence was 
   sufficient to support defendant's drug conspiracy conviction; no clear 
   error in either the court's drug quantity calculation or its decision to 
   impose an aggravating-role enhancement; sentence was substantively 
   reasonable. 
  
162669U.pdf   02/24/2017  United States  v.  Patrick Rogers
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-2669
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Colloton, Arnold and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. Defendant's appeal waiver is 
   enforceable and applies to the issues he raises in this appeal; the appeal 
   is dismissed. 
  
166029P.pdf   02/24/2017  Sweetwater Cattle Co.  v.  Leigh Murphy, etc.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-6029
   U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska - Omaha    
   [PUBLISHED] [Federman, Author, with Kressel and Shodeen, Bankruptcy 
   Judges] 
   Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Title to cattle passed from Murphy to debtor 
   and Sweetwater's after-acquired property lien attached to the cattle and 
   was superior to Murphy's right to reclaim the cattle after debtor's checks 
   were dishonored; defects in the bill of sale did not prevent the transfer 
   of ownership; title to the cattle did not revest in the seller and his 
   rights were limited to reclamation procedures; Sweetwater was a good faith 
   purchaser.