Opinions Jan. 20, 2020

The following 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinions were posted after IL deadline Friday.
Thomas Censke v. USA
18-2695
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
Civil. Reverses the holding that Thomas Censke’s administrative complaint under the Federal Tort Claims Act was not filed until it was received and therefore untimely. Finds the prison mailbox rule applies to a prisoner’s administrative complaint under the Federal Tort Claims Act and that mail is filed upon being placed in the prison’s mail. Thus, finds Censke’s claim was timely filed.

USA v. Kevin Ingram
19-1403
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
Criminal. Affirms Kevin Ingram’s conviction of three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of attempted Hobbs Act robbery and four counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of those crimes of violence. Finds that a reasonable jury could find that Ingram brandished a firearm in commission of the first robbery. Concludes that Ingram’s conviction for attempted Hobbs Act robbery in Count 4 could serve as the predicate offense for his conviction on Count 8 under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A).

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