Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Based in Denver, Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit was created in 1929. Previously, its districts were a part of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

Learn more in detail about the history and the judges who have served on the Tenth Circuit by visiting the Tenth Circuit Historical Society.

Browse Opinions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Burks v. Raemisch
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1247
Ward v. Denver Sheriff Department
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1294
United States v. Thomas  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2044

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant David Thomas appealed his conviction by jury of four counts of robbery. On appeal, he challenged: (1) the sufficiency of the evidence on Count 1; (2) an in-court identification; and (3) the denial of...

Williams v. FedEx Corporate  
Date: February 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4032

Justia Opinion Summary: Steven Williams alleged that his former employer, FedEx Corporate Services, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against him based on his actual and perceived disabilities, and by requirin...

Harold v. CU Hospital
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1314
United States v. Mays
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1366
United States v. Harrison
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5167
Gonzalez Vargas v. Sessions
Date: February 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-9521
State of Wyoming v. Environ. Protect. Ag'y  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 14-9512

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes jointly inhabited the Wind River Reservation. The State of Wyoming and the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation challenged a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency gran...

Dawson v. Litton Loan Servicing
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1328
United States v. Jones
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3059
United States v. Smith  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3318

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants in these consolidated appeals pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute “crack” cocaine. Because Defendants each had a prior felony drug conviction, they faced a mandatory minimum sentence of...

United States v. Mowery
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2242
United States v. Russian  
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3213

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant James Russian was charged with four drug- and gun-related offenses. Before trial, defendant filed a motion to suppress evidence obtained from the search of two cell phones seized at the time of his ar...

United States v. Wright  
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5090

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Bruce Wright of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and of eleven counts of bank fraud arising from his participation in a scheme to submit false draw requests and invoices to obtain bank loans. The district...