Tenth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Based in Denver, Colorado, the US 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 US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Brooks v. Gabriel
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1358
Mielnicki v. Wal-Mart Stores
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1396
Burnett v. Miller
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7061
Allen v. Lang
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-7062
Lujan-Jimenez v. Sessions  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-9555

Justia Opinion Summary: Alejandro Lujan Jimenez petitioned for review a final order of removal and an order by the Bureau of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) declining to sua sponte reopen removal proceedings. Lujan is a native and citizen of Mexico...

Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Csaszar  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1075

Justia Opinion Summary: Auto-Owners Insurance Company provided automobile insurance to Frank and Nancy Csaszar and their daughter, Jennifer. But when that policy’s term came to a close, Auto-Owners informed Mr. and Mrs. Csaszar that, because of...

UET RR, LLC v. Comis
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1200
Rodriguez v. FDIC  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1281

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of a bankruptcy adversary proceeding, and centered on the ownership of a federal tax refund. The tax refund was issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to United Western Bancorp, Inc. (UWBI), a...

Cole v. City of Aurora
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1340
Odom v. Penske Truck Leasing Co.  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6065

Justia Opinion Summary: Perry Odom suffered serious injuries when a semi-trailer collapsed on him at work. His employer, Penske Logistics, did not own the trailer, but his employer’s sole stockholder, Penske Truck Leasing, did. Odom and his wif...

Bedolla-Zarate v. Sessions  
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-9519

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-Appellant Azael Bedolla-Zarate, a native and citizen of Mexico, petitioned the Tenth Circuit for review of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Final Administrative Removal Order (FARO) based upon his havin...

United States v. Williams
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3071
United States v. Godinez-Perez
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3170
United States v. Hall
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4018
United States v. Driscoll  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-8118

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Chance Wade Driscoll (“Driscoll”) pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. At Driscoll’s sentencing in January 2005, the sentencing court accepted the Presentence Investigation Report’s (“PSR”...