Tag Archives: Chief Judge Mary Beck Briscoe

Tenth Circuit upholds Oklahoma death sentence

The Bryan-College Station Eagle has this story about yesterday’s decision by the Tenth Circuit in Eizember v. Trammell, upholding a death sentence imposed against Scott Eizember as a result of a series of crimes he committed in 2003. Judge Neil … Continue reading

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Judge Timothy Tymkovich to be new Chief Judge of the Tenth Circuit

This morning Chief Judge Mary Beck Briscoe announced that she will step down as chief judge of the Tenth Circuit, effective September 30, 2015, according to this news release on the Tenth Circuit’s website. Judge Timothy Tymkovich will serve as … Continue reading

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10th Cir.: Remand order under McCarran-Ferguson Act isn’t appealable

When an insurer becomes insolvent, state law (not federal bankruptcy law) controls the proceedings. A Utah insurer became insolvent, and the liquidator sued several affiliate companies in state court to recover funds that the insurer transferred to them before going belly … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit rules in favor of Hobby Lobby on its challenge to HHS contraceptive mandate

Yesterday the Tenth Circuit en banc issued its opinion in Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, reversing the District Court’s denial of Hobby Lobby’s request for a preliminary injunction while it challenges the contraceptive mandate, and remanding for further consideration of two … Continue reading

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