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
Kenneth v. Martinez
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2133
Grice v. CVR Energy  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5079

Justia Opinion Summary: Benjamin Grice suffered severe burns after an oil pump exploded at the refinery where he worked. He and his wife brought suit against the refinery’s two parent corporations, CVR Energy and CVR Refining, alleging the pare...

United States v. Copeland  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-5125

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Aaron Copeland pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court imposed an enhanced sentence of 15 years in prison under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”) based on his two prior d...

Ward v. Lutheran Medical Center
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1308
Harrison v. Barr
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1314
Dunlap v. Nielsen
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3092
United States v. McElhiney
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3140
United States v. Nichols
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3179
United States v. Sandoval-Valadez
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3231
United States v. Osborn  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4009

Justia Opinion Summary: Sixty-one year old defendant Joan Osborn has been diagnosed at different times with schizophrenia, possible depression, and possible post-traumatic stress disorder. In mid-October 2014, Defendant allegedly called a Unite...

Braxton v. Nortek Air Solutions
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6076
Degeare v. Bear
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6095
American National Property v. Burns
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-8006
Teets v. Great-West Life
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1019
United States v. Leal  
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2083

Justia Opinion Summary: Gaspar Leal appealed the denial of his motion to dismiss the indictment. He argued the drug conspiracy charged in this case was the same conspiracy for which he was convicted in a previous case, and that continued prosec...