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Employment: Disability Discrimination-Reasonable Accommodation-Retaliation

Where a lead sales associate quit her job and sued her employer for disability discrimination and retaliation after her request for a leave of absence was denied, the plaintiff repeatedly told a supervisor that she wanted to take a leave ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Career Offender

Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to bank robbery challenged the calculation of his sentence, the district court did not plainly err in determining that the defendant was a career offender, and the record established that the court sufficiently considered ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Appeal Waiver

Where a defendant argued on appeal that the government breached the plea agreement, his criminal history was overrepresented and the sentence was improper, the arguments were within the scope of an appeal waiver, and the defendant entered into the plea ...

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Criminal Law: Manufacture of Controlled Substance-Revocation of Supervised Release-Mootness

Defendant was sentenced to imprisonment and supervised release after pleading guilty to drug and firearm charges. While on supervised release, defendant admitted to violating the conditions of his release. The district court revoked defendant’s release and sentenced him to further ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Offense-Below-Guidelines Sentence-Appeal Waiver

Defendant appealed the below-guidelines sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to a drug offense pursuant to a plea agreement containing an appeal waiver. On appeal, defendant challenged the enforceability of the appeal waiver and the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Conspiracy-Within-Guidelines Sentence-Attributable Drug Quantity

Defendant appealed after he pleaded guilty to a drug-conspiracy offense, for which the district court imposed a within-guidelines sentence. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court erred in determining the drug quantity attributable to Jones, in applying guidelines enhancements, ...

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Criminal Law: Hobbs Act Robbery-Plea Agreement-Appeal Waiver

Defendant appealed after pleading guilty to Hobbs Act robbery offenses pursuant to a plea agreement that contained an appeal waiver. On appeal, defendant argued that the government breached the plea agreement and challenged the sufficiency of evidence and the constitutionality ...

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Criminal Law: Guilty Plea-Withdrawal

Where an inmate appealed the denial of his request to withdraw his guilty plea for drug and firearm offenses, the plea hearing transcript showed that the inmate understood the plea agreement and entered it knowingly and voluntarily, so the judgment ...

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Civil Rights: Inmate Action-Summary Judgment

Where an Arkansas inmate challenged an adverse grant of summary judgment, the defendants were entitled to summary judgment, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. Fowlkes v. Ryals (MLW No. 74000/Case No. 18-3131 – 2 pages) (U.S. Court of ...

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Civil Rights: Inmate Action-Recusal

Where an inmate challenged the adverse grant of summary judgment on his civil-rights claims, the district court did not err in failing to recuse himself sua sponte, and the inmate waived any arguments as to the viability of his claims, ...

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