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.
164521U.pdf   04/13/2018  United States  v.  George Reed
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-4521
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - Cape Girardeau    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Chief Judge, and Arnold and 
   Kelly, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. The district court considered the relevant 
   3553(a) factors in determining the appropriate sentence, including 
   defendant's medical condition and medical needs; the Sentencing 
   Commission's "Report to Congress: Career Offender Sentencing Enhancements" 
   was not a pertinent policy statement with regard to career offenders 
   within the meaning of Section 3553(a)(5)(A); the court made no factual 
   findings with respect to defendant's financial status and the court's 
   calculation of the advisory guidelines range came directly from undisputed 
   facts in the PSR; the court adequately explained the basis for its 
   sentence; within-guidelines range sentence was not substantively 
   unreasonable. 
  
171006U.pdf   04/13/2018  United States  v.  Tracy Smith
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  17-1006
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Springfield    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Benton and Erickson, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. It is not a per se abuse of discretion for the 
   district court to impose the maximum sentence available when some 
   mitigating factors are present; here the court acknowledged the mitigating 
   factors relied on by defendant but concluded a 600-month sentence was 
   appropriate in light of the serious and egregious nature of her crimes 
   against children; this decision was a reasonable weighing of the relevant 
   3553(a) factors. 
  
171683P.pdf   04/13/2018  United States  v.  Daytoviane McLemore
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  17-1683
                          and No:  17-1684
   U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Waterloo    
   [PUBLISHED] [Loken, Author, with Wollman and Murphy, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law. The district court did not err in 
   suppressing the search of defendant's vehicle based on its conclusion that 
   the police officers lacked reasonable suspicion or probable cause that the 
   vehicle was being operated without a valid temporary registration card in 
   violation of Iowa Code, Sections 312.25 and 321.98. 
  
171785U.pdf   04/13/2018  Wa'il Muhannad  v.  Doug Peterson
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  17-1785
   U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska - Omaha    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Benton, Murphy and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case - Civil rights. Dismissal of Section 1983 complaint affirmed 
   without comment. 
  
172903U.pdf   04/13/2018  David Hieb  v.  Chad Pringle
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  17-2903
   U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota - Fargo    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Benton, Murphy and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Prisoner case - Habeas. The district court did not err in determining that 
   Heib's petition was time-barred under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. Sec. 
   2244(d)(1) and that he had failed to establish that he was entitled to 
   equitable tolling.