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DeBrew v. Atwood
Date: June 30, 2015
Docket Number: 12-5361

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a federal prison inmate, filed suit alleging that the BOP failed to adequately respond to his requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 500 et seq., and that several policies a...

Independent Producers Group v. Library of Congress
Date: June 30, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1274

Justia Opinion Summary: IPG, representative of several copyright owners in the 2000-03 royalty fee distribution proceeding, alleged that the Board erred in determining IPG's royalty fees in the sports programming and program suppliers categorie...

Huerta v. Ducote
Date: June 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1023

Justia Opinion Summary: Jody Ducote co-piloted a passenger-carrying flight round-trip between the United States and the Bahamas but he was not qualified to pilot or co-pilot the flight. Ducote admitted both that he improperly piloted the Bahama...

United States v. Bostick
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Numbers: 04-3074, 05-3010, 05-3011, 05-3012, 05-3013

Justia Opinion Summary: Five defendants, convicted of charges related to their involvement in a massive drug distribution organization and sentenced to life imprisonment, appealed their convictions and sentences. On appeal, defendants raise num...

Logan Trust v. Commissioner
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1148

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal involves a Son of BOSS tax shelter, which abuses the partnership form of doing business by “employ[ing] a series of transactions to create artificial financial losses that are used to offset real financial ga...

Petaluma FX Partners v. Commissioner
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1364

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of the Tax Court’s determination that Petaluma was a sham entity and so would be disregarded for tax purposes, resulting in the potential imposition of penalties against individual partners for underr...

Prairie State Generating Com. v. Secretary of Labor
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1315

Justia Opinion Summary: Prairie State challenges the Commission’s decision to sustain the Secretary’s citations against it for operating without approved, mine-specific plans for roof support and ventilation at Prairie State’s underground coal...

Head v. Wilson
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5171

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of numerous violent crimes including first-degree murder, appealed the denial of his petition for writ of habeas corpus based on the ineffective assistance of counsel. The court rejected defendant's...

Price v. District of Columbia
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7133

Justia Opinion Summary: After prevailing in their administrative proceedings, appellants sought from DCPS payment for attorney fees under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1415(i)(3)(B), fee-shifting provision...

In Re: District of Columbia
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-8001

Justia Opinion Summary: The underlying suit alleges that the District does not provide adequate opportunity for community-based care to the District’s Medicaid beneficiaries who are currently receiving long-term care in nursing homes. Petitione...

Dearth v. Lynch
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: 12-5305

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that 18 U.S.C. 922(a)(9) and (b)(3) and implementing regulations are unconstitutional because the provisions, in effect, prohibit citizens not residing in any state from purchasing firearms....

United States v. Gray-Burriss
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3041

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of fraud and embezzlement, argued that the district court erred in excluding two defense exhibits at trial. The fraud and embezzlement was in connection with defendant's management of a union of priv...

USA v. Arsalan Shemirani
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3080

Harris v. DC Water and Sewer Auth.
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: 13-7043

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, employed by WASA for sixteen years, filed suit against WASA on numerous grounds, including violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., by retaliating against him for opposing...

In re: Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Al-Nashir
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1203

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a Guantanamo Bay detainee, raised two challenges to the constitutionality of the United States Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR). The court held that petitioner is not entitled to mandamus relief bec...