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:

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States v. Moran
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4121
Attestor Value v. Republic of Argentina  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1124

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of Argentina's motion to dismiss with prejudice under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) and denying as moot plaintiffs' motion for injunctive relief and exped...

United States v. Arrington  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4092

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for crimes related to his involvement in a violent gang, drug trafficking operation. The Second Circuit held that the evidence was sufficient to support each count of conviction, includi...

Palin v. The New York Times Co.
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3801
United States v. Pierce  
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3030

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's order setting aside a jury's verdict finding defendant guilty of narcotics conspiracy. The court held that, although it was unfortunate that the jury was not afforded an o...

Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG  
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1540

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue are motions by several news organizations to intervene in a pending appeal and to unseal an unredacted letter filed by Deutsche Bank on August 27, 2019. Deutsche Bank filed the letter in an appeal from an order...

In re del Valle Ruiz  
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3226

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners filed two applications in the Southern District of New York under 28 U.S.C. 1782 seeking discovery from Santander and its New York‐based affiliate, SIS, concerning the financial status of BPE. Santander had a...

United States v. Degroate  
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2236

Justia Opinion Summary: A supervisee does not have the right to expand allocution by presenting mitigation witnesses at a revocation hearing. The Second Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence following a second revocation-of-supervised-release h...

Crescenzi v. City of New York  
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1002

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit reversed the district court's judgment for plaintiffs on their 42 U.S.C. 1983 false arrest claim. The longstanding exemption from municipal limitations on sidewalk vending for disabled veterans, codifi...

United States v. Watkins  
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3076

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit held that the government was entitled to a detention hearing under 18 U.S.C. 3142(f)(1)(A) or 3142(f)(1)(E) of the Bail Reform Act. The court rejected defendant's vagueness challenge to the residual cl...

Sacerdote v. Cammack Larhette Advisors, LLC  
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1558

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from plaintiffs' action against NYU, alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in connection with two retirement plans sponsored by NYU (Sacerdote I). After the district c...

The New York Times Co. v. United States Department of Justice  
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2066

Justia Opinion Summary: The Times filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), seeking five DOJ memoranda and accompanying exhibits. The requested documents detail DOJ's legal reasoning and factual analysis in making the determinatio...

United States v. McCourty
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-764
Singh v. Barr  
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 14-1018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's denial of petitioner's application for asylum and for withholding and deferral of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act...

Kelleher v. Fred A. Cook, Inc.  
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2385

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit vacated the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's complaint, alleging associational discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The court held that plaintiff has stated a claim...