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Archives for May 23, 2014

Anthony Edwards Appointed to San Juan County Court

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the governor announced his appointment of Anthony Edwards to the San Juan County Court in the Sixth Judicial District. The appointment is effective July 1, 2014, upon the retirement of Hon. Lyndon K. Skinner.

Edwards is currently the principal of the San Juan Law Office, LLC, where he operates a general practice, including business law and transactional issues, civil litigation, real estate, trust and estate law, and criminal matters. He is also the CEO and founder of Crowdfunding Offerings, LLC, an online business that provides crowdfunding assistance. Additionally, he is the Silverton Trustee. He received an online undergraduate degree from Capella University in 2003, a master’s degree in Water Resources in 2007 from the University of New Mexico, and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico in 2009.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 5/22/2014

On Thursday, May 22, 2014, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued seven published opinions and 33 unpublished opinions.

People v. Thomas

People v. Bridges

People v. Desantiago

Madrigal v. City of Aurora

In re Petition of R.A.M.

Dawson v. Executive Director of the Department of Corrections

Calderon v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.

Summaries of these cases are forthcoming, courtesy of The Colorado Lawyer.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

Tenth Circuit: Waiver in Plea Agreement was Knowing and Voluntary

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in United States v. Rollings on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Terry Jo Rollings pled guilty to one count of possessing stolen goods and waived his right to appeal any part of the conviction as part of the plea agreement. After the court ordered significant restitution, Rollings appealed despite the waiver in the plea agreement, claiming that the guilty plea was not knowing and voluntary because he was not advised of the court’s authority to order restitution and because he was not aware of all of the elements of the crime charged.

The Tenth Circuit considered the entire plea agreement to determine if Rollings’ waiver was knowing and voluntary. The government argued that the Tenth Circuit should limit its review to the waiver portion of the plea agreement, since Rollings agreed not to appeal, but the Tenth Circuit reviewed the entire agreement as a whole. After a review of the entire plea and the court transcripts, the Tenth Circuit decided that Rollings had sufficient knowledge of the terms of the plea and granted the government’s motion to dismiss the appeal and deny as moot Rollings’ motion for release pending appeal.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 5/22/2014

On Thursday, May 22, 2014, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and seven unpublished opinions.

Wright v. Alexander

Hughes v. Kansas Attorney General

Embriz v. Eighth District Electronic Pension Fund

United States v. Schneider

Shinault v. Foster

Schueller v. Wells Fargo & Co.

Silverstein v. Federal Bureau of Prisons

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.