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
United States v. Thomas
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1321
Baker v. City of Loveland
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1435
Kincaid v. Bear
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6353
United States v. Batton
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-8043
Craine v. National Science Foundation
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-9536
Lessard v. Cravitz
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1351
NM Dept. of Game & Fish v. Dept. of Interior  
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2189

Justia Opinion Summary: Consolidated appeals arose out of the district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. The injunction followed the release, without a state permit, of two Mexican gray wol...

Farris v. Burton
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3272
Pledger v. State of Kansas
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3288
United States v. Grigsby
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3327
Blaurock v. State of Kansas
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3356
United States v. De Rangel
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-5126
United States v. Nicholas
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3043
Jackson v. Education and Employment
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6196
New Mexico v. Dept. of the Interior  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-2219

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of New Mexico sued the Department of the Interior (“DOI”) to challenge its authority to promulgate the regulations found at 25 C.F.R. 291 et seq. (“Part 291”). The challenged regulations concerned the process u...