First Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit was established in 1891 has appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

It is the smallest of the thirteen federal appeals courts.

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US v. Carmona-Alomar
Date: July 22, 2024
Docket Number: 21-1707
US v. Lopez-Felicie
Date: July 22, 2024
Docket Number: 21-1932
US v. Figueroa-Roman
Date: July 18, 2024
Docket Number: 20-1170
Ramos-Gutierrez v. Garland  
Date: July 18, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1885

Justia Opinion Summary: Franklin Manaen Ramos-Gutierrez, a native of El Salvador, entered the United States in 2013 and was served with a Notice to Appear, charging him with removability. He applied for asylum, withholding of removal, and…

Paye v. Garland  
Date: July 17, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1426

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Prince Belo Paye, a Krahn from Liberia, sought review of a final order of removal issued by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Paye fled Liberia as a child during the civil war due to ethnic cleansing and…

Franchini v. Bangor Publishing Co., Inc.  
Date: July 17, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1633

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Thomas C. Franchini, the former Chief of Podiatry at the Department of Veterans' Affairs Maine Healthcare System at Togus, sued several publishers and reporters for defamation. Franchini alleged that articles written…

FOMB v. AmeriNational Community Services, LLC  
Date: July 17, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1747

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves the restructuring of Puerto Rico's public debts under Title VI of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The dispute centers on whether the final transaction…

SEC v. Navellier & Associates, Inc.  
Date: July 16, 2024
Docket Numbers: 20-1581, 23-1509, 21-1857, 22-1733

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2017, the SEC filed a lawsuit against investment advisers Louis Navellier and Navellier & Associates, Inc. (NAI), alleging violations of sections 206(1) and 206(2) of the Investment Advisers Act. The SEC claimed that…

US v. Rodriguez-Pena  
Date: July 16, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1790

Justia Opinion Summary: Hector Rodriguez-Pena was convicted in 1993 for his involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy, firearms possession, and the attempted murder of federal law enforcement officers. He was sentenced to a total of 622…

US v. Foistner
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1420
Berge v. School Committee of Gloucester  
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1954

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, a citizen-journalist named Inge Berge recorded a video in the Gloucester school superintendent's office, questioning COVID-19 policies. He openly filmed the interactions and later posted the video on…

Hornof v. United States  
Date: July 15, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1761

Justia Opinion Summary: Three foreign nationals, crewmembers aboard the vessel MARGUERITA, were detained in the United States after the vessel was held in port in Maine due to alleged improper disposal of bilge water and inaccurate…

United States v. Gonzalez-Santillan  
Date: July 11, 2024
Docket Number: 22-1677

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Guillermo González-Santillan fled Puerto Rico to avoid his sentencing hearing for conspiracy to commit money laundering, after pleading guilty as part of a plea agreement. He remained a fugitive for thirteen…

United States v. Cortez  
Date: July 11, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1029

Justia Opinion Summary: Damian Cortez was involved in a criminal case where he was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. The…

United States v. Mendes  
Date: July 11, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1292

Justia Opinion Summary: The appellant, Calvin Mendes, pleaded guilty to multiple drug-related charges and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to concurrent thirty-month prison terms followed by three years of supervised…

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