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
United States v. Tull-Abreu
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1364
US v. Vargas-Gonzalez
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1689
United States v. Morel
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1696
United States v. Colon-Rosario
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2122
United States v. Ortiz-Alvarez
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1452
AER Advisors Inc. v. Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC  
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1884

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court dismissing Plaintiffs' complaint against Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC for failure to state a claim, holding that First Circuit law barred Plaintiffs' clai...

United States v. Viloria-Sepulveda  
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1152

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed Defendant's sentence to sixty months' imprisonment for illegal possession of a machine gun, holding that the sentence was neither procedurally nor substantively unreasonable. The sentence impo...

United States v. Gonzalez-Barbosa  
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1688

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed Defendant's sentence of ninety-seven months' imprisonment, holding that the district court did not err in calculating Defendant's criminal history category under the sentencing guidelines and t...

US v. Mohamed
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1498
United States v. Mercedes Leon  
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1600

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court accepting Defendant's straight guilty plea to the charging of illegal reentry of an alien who had previously been removed from the United States, 8 U.S.C. 132...

Starr Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Mountaire Farms Inc.
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1818
United States v. Pacheco  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1690

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit dismissed without prejudice Appellant's appeal arguing that his firearms conviction and sentence violated double jeopardy protections, holding that the record as presented did not permit evaluation of A...

US v. Sayer
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2065
United States v. Blewitt  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1356

Justia Opinion Summary: The First Circuit affirmed Defendant's sentence for bank robbery, Hobbs Act robbery, and a related firearms offense, holding that Appellant's argument that the district court impermissibly considered Appellant's gender a...