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
Standing Akimbo, et al. v. United States
Date: January 27, 2023
Docket Number: 21-1379
Honie v. Powell  
Date: January 26, 2023
Docket Number: 19-4158

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner-appellant Taberon Honie confessed to murder. About two weeks before trial, following his lawyer’s advice, Honie waived his Utah statutory right to jury sentencing in favor of sentencing by the trial judge.…

United States v. Martinez-Rios
Date: January 26, 2023
Docket Number: 22-2067
United States v. Payan-Carrillo
Date: January 26, 2023
Docket Number: 22-2072
Pontious v. U.S. Department of Justice
Date: January 26, 2023
Docket Number: 22-6073
United States v. Thompson
Date: January 26, 2023
Docket Number: 22-6136
DiTucci, et al. v. Ashby, et al.
Date: January 25, 2023
Docket Number: 21-4120
United States v. Ortner
Date: January 25, 2023
Docket Number: 21-5075
Harris, et al. v. City and County of Denver, et al.
Date: January 25, 2023
Docket Number: 22-1007
Blake v. Hong, et al.
Date: January 25, 2023
Docket Number: 22-1110
Estate of Angelo Wright v. Burnham
Date: January 25, 2023
Docket Number: 22-4033
Pendergraft v. Board of Regents of Oklahoma Colleges, et al.
Date: January 25, 2023
Docket Number: 22-6045
Brigham v. Frontier Airlines  
Date: January 24, 2023
Docket Number: 21-1335

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Rebecca Brigham worked as a flight attendant for defendant Frontier Airlines. Brigham was a recovering alcoholic who wanted to avoid overnight layovers because they tempted her to drink. To minimize…

Serna v. Denver Police Department, et al.  
Date: January 24, 2023
Docket Number: 21-1446

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Francisco Serna sued a police officer and local police department that allegedly prevented him from transporting hemp plants on a flight from Colorado to Texas. In the complaint, he asserted a single…

United States v. Snyder
Date: January 24, 2023
Docket Number: 22-3089
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