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
Sanchez v. Surratt
Date: March 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2207
United States v. Titties  
Date: March 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6236

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Damion Tittle pled guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms. This crime carried a maximum sentence of 10 years, but the Government argued defendant's sentence should have been enhanced under...

United States v. Billingsley
Date: March 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6023
United States v. Valdez
Date: March 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6024
United States v. Holcomb
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2077
United States v. Gardner
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4196
Budder v. Addison  
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6088

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-appellant Keighton Budder was convicted by an Oklahoma jury of several violent nonhomicide crimes committed when he was sixteen years old. After sentence modification on direct appeal, he received three life s...

Lin v. Sessions
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-9535
Sellers v. Wyoming Attorney General
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-8005
Stanley v. Gallegos  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2156

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff owned property traversed by Red Hill Road, which was used by the public to access White Peak, a popular hunting and wildlife area in northern New Mexico. Believing the road to be private, Plaintiff installed a...

Mooneyham v. BRSI
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-6221
Split Rail Fence Co. v. United States
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-9561
Williams v. Colvin
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1137
United States v. Melot
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2283
United States v. Wilfong
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6342