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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Appeal Waiver

Where a defendant challenged a sentence imposed in a drug case after pleading guilty pursuant to a plea agreement that included an appeal waiver, the appeal waiver is enforced, and the appeal is dismissed. Appeal is dismissed. U.S. v. Lowe ...

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Civil Rights: Unlawful Arrest-Judicial Immunity

Where appellant filed an action against defendants including a city and a judge alleging counts including unlawful arrest and constitutional violations, the judge was entitled to absolute judicial immunity from the arrest and detention claims based on an invalid warrant, ...

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Civil Rights: Municipal Practice-Court Fines-Appointment of Counsel

Where appellant challenged the dismissal of claims that she brought against a city for jailing her without an inquiry into her ability to pay and without appointing counsel, the district court properly dismissed the claims because the appellant did not ...

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Civil Rights: Dismissal-Statute of Limitations

Where appellant challenged the dismissal of his civil rights action, the district court properly found the claims to be barred by the applicable statute of limitations. Judgment is affirmed. Clayborne v. Parker (MLW No. 74445/Case No. 19-2410 – 2 pages) ...

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Civil Rights: 42 U.S.C. §1983-Judicial Immunity-Jurisdiction over State Court Judgments

Plaintiff appealed from the district court’s dismissal of his pro se §1983 action. Where defendants were entitled to judicial immunity and district courts lacked appellate jurisdiction over state court judgments, the district court properly dismissed plaintiff’s complaint. Judgment is affirmed. ...

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Administration: Social Security-Denial of Benefits-Intellectual Disorder

Where a claimant of supplemental security income challenged the denial of her application for benefits, the administrative law judge properly determined that the claimant’s limitations from her intellectual disorder and obesity did not rise to the level of a disability, ...

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Administration: Social Security-Denial of Benefits

Where a claimant challenged the denial of disability insurance benefits, the administrative law judge properly discounted the claimant’s subjective complaints, and substantial evidence supported the determination that the claimant was not entitled to benefits, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment ...

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