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Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Pineda-Hernandez v. Lynch
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1501
Rideout v. Gardner  
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2021

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, New Hampshire amended a statute by forbidding citizens from photographing their marked ballots and publicizing those photographs (referred to as “ballot selfies”). Three New Hampshire citizens filed suit, arguin...

McCue v. City of Bangor, Maine  
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2460

Justia Opinion Summary: Phillip McCue died after an encounter with five police officers with the City of Bangor. During the encounter, the officers sought to take McCue into protective custody due to his erratic behavior allegedly caused by ing...

Angiuoni v. Town of Billerica  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2121

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an Army veteran, began working as a probationary patrol officer for the Billerica Police Department in 2009. Later that year, the town manager terminated Plaintiff’s employment. Plaintiff subsequently filed th...

US v. Gonzalez-Martinez
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1318
Paolino v. JF Realty, LLC
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1498
Pippin v. Boulevard Motel Corp.
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2011
Parker v. Boulevard Motel Corp.
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2012
Boston Redevelopment Auth. v. Nat'l Park Serv.  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2270

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this dispute was a piece of real estate, called Long Wharf, that juts into Boston Harbor. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) wished to develop the Long Wharf pavilion, which stands at the northern side...

Li v. Lynch
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2373
Legal v. Lynch  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2529

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of Haiti, sought asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT). In his asylum application, Petitioner claimed that he had suffer...

United States v. Delgado-Lopez  
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1312

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to possess illegal drugs with intent to distribute and with using or carrying a firearm in furtherance of the conspiracy. Defendant was sentenced to thirty-three...

US v. Davis-Torres
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1756
US v. Torres-Rivera
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2126
Cullen v. Janvrin
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1004