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10th Circuit: REAL ID Act deprives courts of jurisdiction to consider untimely habeas petitions

Lina Thoung came to the United States illegally in 2002, and fraudulently obtained citizenship here in 2007. In 2012, her fraud came to light, and she pleaded guilty and stipulated to a removal order, but could not then be deported … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit: plaintiff cannot manufacture diversity jurisdiction by assigning claims to corporation

The federal district court in Utah found that J. Hoyt Stephenson was a resident of Utah, and therefore dismissed his counterclaims and third-party claims against a number of other Utah residents. Mr. Stephenson then incorporated National Fitness Holdings, Inc. in … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit reverses order granting new trial to Deming, NM’s Reese family in gun case

The saga of the Reese family, who owned a gun store in Deming, New Mexico, has become something of a cause célèbre among Second Amendment advocates. They were charged with conspiracy, aiding and abetting straw purchases of firearms, gun smuggling, … Continue reading

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“Former Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips born to be a judge, boss says”

Joan Barron has this interesting profile of the Tenth Circuit’s newest judge, Gregory Phillips, in the Casper Star-Tribune. The money quote is Judge Phillips’ remark “Give me a stack of cases, a stack of notebooks and a few color marks … Continue reading

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Senate confirms Wyoming AG Gregory Phillips to the Tenth Circuit

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Phillips’ nomination to the Tenth Circuit by a vote of 88-0.  He will be taking the seat held by Judge Terrence O’Brien, who has taken senior … Continue reading

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