Second Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit was established in 1891. The Court is located in New York City and exercises appellate jurisdiction over courts in six districts within the states of Connecticut, New York, and Vermont:

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United States v. Pikus  
Date: June 30, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3080

Justia Opinion Summary: After a three-and-a-half-year delay, a jury convicted Appellant of conspiring to launder the proceeds generated by a network of Brooklyn medical clinics. Appellant appealed his conviction and sentence. He argued that the...

Zepeda-Lopez, et al. v. Garland  
Date: June 28, 2022
Docket Number: 19-145

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners sought review of a December 14, 2018, decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (the "BIA") affirming a decision of an Immigration Judge (the "IJ") denying asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under...

Gunsalus v. County of Ontario  
Date: June 27, 2022
Docket Number: 20-3865

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs owned a home in Ontario County, New York. Following foreclosure, the couple filed for protection under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code and filed a complaint seeking to avoid the loss of their home on the gro...

United States v. Hawkins  
Date: June 23, 2022
Docket Number: 21-836

Justia Opinion Summary: Police received reports of a gunshot fired from the roof of a building. Officers responded to the scene within two minutes, at which point they observed Defendants exiting a building. While officers were not sure which b...

United States v. Donziger  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2486

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of six counts of criminal contempt for repeatedly defying court orders, for which he was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. He challenges the conviction, arguing that the district court’s appo...

Bainbridge Fund Ltd. v. The Republic of Argentina  
Date: June 22, 2022
Docket Number: 21-37

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Bainbridge Fund Ltd. is the beneficial owner of bonds issued by the Republic of Argentina. Argentina defaulted on these bonds back in 2001, but Bainbridge didn’t sue to recover them until 2016. The district cou...

United States v. Capelli  
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: 19-4362

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, and of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute, 100 kilograms or more of marijuana following a jury trial.   On appeal, De...

Stone v. United States  
Date: June 21, 2022
Docket Number: 20-1778

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of (1) conspiracy to commit second-degree murder in aid of racketeering, (2) second-degree murder in aid of racketeering, and (3) using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in...

Sabir v. Williams  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 19-3575

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs are practicing Muslims who believe that they are required under the precepts of their religion to perform five daily congregational prayers with as many other Muslims as are available and wish to participate....

Guan v. City of New York  
Date: June 17, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4002

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a disturbance at a hospital, two New York City police officers arrested Plaintiff and transported her to another hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Plaintiff asserted false arrest claims, alleging that the...

United States v. Wynn  
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 20-2655

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted, pursuant to a guilty plea, of conspiracy to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity, in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”).  The charge was based on...

United States v. Orena  
Date: June 15, 2022
Docket Number: 21-2747

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant filed his compassionate release motion after exhausting his administrative remedies. The Government conceded that Defendant’s medical conditions arguably met the threshold requirement of an extraordinary and co...

Donnelly v. CARRP  
Date: June 14, 2022
Docket Number: 20-4243

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner filed an application for naturalization with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). His application was denied when USCIS determined that he was ineligible for naturalization. Petiti...

Leroy v. Delta Air Lines, Inc.  
Date: June 9, 2022
Docket Number: 21-267

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff worked as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. She alleged that, while working on an airplane, she heard a passenger refer to her using a racist remark and reported the passenger’s remark to the pilot. The p...

United States v. Pastore  
Date: June 8, 2022
Docket Number: 18-2482

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the district court’s judgment of conviction on charges including racketeering conspiracy, in violation of the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), 18 U.S.C. Section 1962(d) and...