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Anderson v. Morrison  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3781

Justia Opinion Summary: During a “shakedown” of several cells, Stateville guards handcuffed Anderson behind his back and ordered him to walk down a flight of stairs to wait in a holding area while his cell was searched. These stairs were “cover...

Lane v. Riverview Hosp.  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1118

Justia Opinion Summary: Lane, an African-American, began working as a hospital security guard in 1999. He had an unblemished employment record until August 2012, when a 17‐year‐old male autistic patient started hitting and kicking his caregiver...

USA v. Felipe Zamora
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2193
United States v. Gutierrez  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-2762, 15-2193

Justia Opinion Summary: High‐ranking Latin Kings gang members pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and extortion (Zamora) and (Gutierrez) to racketeering conspiracy and to possessing an illegal drug with intent to distribute it. The judge...

USA v. Anthony Johnson
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3105
USA v. Mato Montelongo
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3777
Ward v. Neal  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1001

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, 15‐year‐old Stacy opened the door of her Dale, Indiana home to Ward, ostensibly looking for a lost dog. Stacy let him in. Her sister, who was upstairs, heard screams. Looking down, she saw Stacy on the ground wi...

United States v. McPhaul  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1162

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Sell saw a car turn right from the center lane on a three-lane road and then drive through private property to avoid a red light. Using his computer, Sell saw that the car was registered to McPhaul, whose license...

Ruthelle Frank v. Scott Walker
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3003
Ruthelle Frank v. Scott Walker
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3052
One Wisconsin Institute, Inc. v. Mark Thomsen
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-3083
One Wis. Inst., Inc. v. Thomsen  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Numbers: 16-3091, 16-3052, 16-3052, 16-3003

Justia Opinion Summary: The Seventh Circuit denied petitions for initial hearing en banc in appeals concerning Wisconsin’s law requiring voters to have qualifying photo identification. The court noted that Wisconsin will start printing absentee...

Tyrone Petties v. Imhotep Carter
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2674
United States v. Vasquez-Hernandez  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3622

Justia Opinion Summary: Vasquez-Hernandez pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy. 21 U.S.C. 846, and admitted transporting 200 kilograms of cocaine, worth about $5 million, on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel, and to receiving an additional 76 kilogra...

Cisneros v. Lynch  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3238

Justia Opinion Summary: Cisneros came to the U.S. in 1988 at age 17 and stayed after the expiration of his visa. In 1995, he married U.S. citizen; his status was adjusted to lawful permanent resident. They divorced in 2002. Cisneros consistentl...