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10th Circuit Court

231 ABA Journal 10th Circuit Court articles.

Federal Judge David Winder Dies, Renowned for Kindness & Fairness

A retired federal judge renowned for his kindness, hard work and fairness in the courtroom died yesterday after a long illness. David Winder, a former chief judge of the U.S.…

10th Circuit Judge Michael McConnell to Step Down, Will Teach at Stanford

A constitutional law scholar has suddenly announced that he plans to step down from his lifetime appointment to the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and return to academia.

Double-Dipping Government Lawyer Gets 36 Months of Probation

Two government agencies were pleased with the work that attorney Richard David Wyss did for them.

But because Wyss told both the Utah Department of Public Safety and the federal…

Catch Me If You Can

For years, Howard Kieffer dazzled clients, judges and lawyers with his federal sentencing expertise. Then they found out why he knew so much.

Did Lawyer Use Client Trust Account to Help Client Conceal Income?

An Arkansas lawyer is facing criminal charges for allegedly using his client trust account as a vehicle to help a client avoid income tax.

Oscar Stilley, 45, of Fort Smith…

Receiver Seeks Clawback of Legal Fees Paid to Paul Hastings & Fulbright Firms

Asked by a federal judge in Utah to recover money on behalf of investors allegedly fleeced by a claimed Ponzi scheme operator, Val Southwick, a receiver has focused on two…

En Banc Appeals Court Reinstates Conviction of Ex-Qwest CEO

An en banc federal appeals court has reinstated the insider-trading conviction of Joseph Nacchio, the former chief executive of Qwest Communications.

In a 5-4 ruling, the full 10th U.S. Circuit…

In Hard-Fought Presidential Race, More Ballot Battles are Likely

If the presidential ballot count in Ohio is close on Tuesday, lawyers who specialize in election law are likely to busy next week.

Court challenges are expected in hard-fought states,…

Federal Judge May Have Made False Statements in Probe, Order Says

A judicial council order says U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham “may have made false statements” to investigators during a misconduct inquiry.

The order by the Judicial Council of the Denver-based…

Qwest CEO Judge Nottingham Resigns Amid Misconduct Probe

Facing multiple misconduct complaints, U.S. District Judge Edward W. Nottingham, chief of the federal court in Colorado, has resigned, effective Oct. 29.

The Denver-based Oct 21, 2008 9:23 PM CDT

Facing New Ethics Complaint by Ex-Prostitute, US Judge May Resign

A federal judge in Denver is considering resignation after a former prostitute filed a new ethics complaint against him that contends he asked her to lie about paying her for…

Trial Delay Sought for Non-Lawyer Who Allegedly ‘Practiced’ for a Decade

Saying that they expect their client may be charged in other jurisdictions, lawyers for non-attorney Howard Kieffer are seeking a trial delay in in a fraud case related to his…

Suspended Mo. Attorney Gets 4 Years in $866K Bank Fraud

A Missouri lawyer who was previously suspended from practice in an unrelated matter has been sentenced to 50 months in federal prison for defrauding a bank of more than $866,000.

En Banc Appeals Court Homes in on Nacchio Witness Exclusion

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver assembled en banc Thursday to decide whether disgraced Qwest CEO Joseph P. Nacchio should get a new trial in the insider-trading…

Federal Judge Axes Ex-DA’s Libel Suit Over John Grisham’s ‘Innocent Man’

A libel suit filed over a true-crime book written by best-selling author and attorney John Grisham has been dismissed by a federal judge.

Grisham’s book, The Innocent Man, focuses on…

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