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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Rodriguez v. Barr  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1070

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a native and citizen of El Salvador, petitioned for review of the BIA's 2018 decision finding him removable under 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)(A)(iii) for having been convicted of an "aggravated felony" as defined by...

Santana v. Barr  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2755

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit denied a petition for review of the the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's order of removal of petitioner to the Dominican Republic. The court held that a conviction under New York Penal Law 165.50 is c...

Panjiva, Inc. v. United States Customs and Border Protection  
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-118

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that Section 431 of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930, which requires all vessels arriving in the United States to maintain a manifest on which is recorded information about the just-compl...

G4S International Employment Services (Jersey), Ltd. v. Newton-Sealey  
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2471

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit denied a petition for review of the Benefit Review Board's decision affirming the ALJ's award of disability benefits to an employee of a defense contractor under the Defense Base Act (DBA), which exten...

D.S. v. Trumbull Board of Education  
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-644

Justia Opinion Summary: D.S., a child with a disability who receives special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), appealed the district court's denial of his motion for summary judgment and grant of t...

Service Employees International Union Local 200 v. Trump  
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4143

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's order denying the Unions' request for a preliminary injunction to enjoin the implementation of three Executive Orders relating to federal labor-management relations. The O...

United States v. Weaver  
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1697

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit reversed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress a firearm discovered after police officers pat-frisked defendant during a traffic stop. The court held that the officers lacked an...

Moya v. United States Department of Homeland Security  
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1002

Justia Opinion Summary: After Plaintiffs Moya and Ruiz applied to become naturalized citizens of the United States and the government denied their requests for disability exemptions from the civics and English testing requirements, they filed s...

United States v. Moore  
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1390

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for a reduction in sentence under the First Step Act of 2018. The court held that the First Step Act does not require that an eligible defenda...

Association for Accessible Medicines v. James  
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-183

Justia Opinion Summary: New York State appealed from the district court's consolidated judgments invalidating the State's Opioid Stewardship Act (OSA), which requires opioid manufacturers and distributors to make an annual payment to fund state...

United States v. Walker  
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1933

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of charges related to his attempted robbery of a convenience store. After a bifurcated trial where the jury convicted him of all counts, the district court dismissed the violence-in-Hobbs Act robb...

New York v. Department of Homeland Security  
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2537

Justia Opinion Summary: On January, 2020, the Supreme Court stayed a preliminary injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York enjoining DHS from implementing a final rule setting out a new agency i...

Dane v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co.  
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2330

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal, based on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6), of plaintiff's amended complaint alleging that defendants violated Connecticut and District of Columbia law i...

United States v. Fridman  
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3530

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's grant on remand of the Government's petition to enforce two Internal Revenue Service summonses, one sent to defendant in his personal capacity and one sent to him in his c...

United States v. Smilowitz  
Date: September 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-361

Justia Opinion Summary: The Second Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for (1) conspiring to submit false voter registrations and buying voter registrations in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371 and 52 U.S.C. 10307(c) and (2) conspiring to violate...