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JOSEPH TANNIRU KISHORE; NORISSA SANTA CRUZ,
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
GRETCHEN WHITMER; JOCELYN BENSON; JONATHAN BRATER,
Defendants-Appellees.
   No. 20-1661
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit.
No. 2:20-cv-11605—Sean F. Cox, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: August 24, 2020
Before: BOGGS, BUSH, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.


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JOHN K. BUSH, Circuit Judge. Joseph Tanniru Kishore and Norissa Santa Cruz seek to have their names placed on the Michigan ballot as candidates for president and vice president, respectively, without complying with the State’s ballot-access laws. They contend that the ballot-access requirements, as applied, are unconstitutionally burdensome under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution when enforced alongside Michigan’s orders restricting in-person gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Given binding precedent and measures taken by the State to accommodate ballot access during the pandemic, we hold that Kishore and Santa Cruz’s exclusion from the ballot does not violate these constitutional provisions. Therefore, we AFFIRM the district court.



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GREGORY ATKINS, CHRISTOPHER GOOCH, KEVIN PROFFITT, and THOMAS ROLLINS, JR., on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated,
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
TONY PARKER, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Corrections, and DR. KENNETH WILLIAMS, Medical Director, Tennessee Department of Corrections, in their official capacities,
Defendants-Appellees.
   No. 19-6243
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Middle District of Tennessee at Nashville.
No. 3:16-cv-01954—Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., District Judge.
Argued: June 17, 2020
Decided and Filed: August 24, 2020
Before: GILMAN, KETHLEDGE, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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KETHLEDGE, Circuit Judge. Gregory Atkins and his fellow plaintiffs represent a certified class made up of Tennessee prisoners suffering from hepatitis C. In 2016, they sued several officials in the state Department of Corrections, including its medical director, Dr. Kenneth Williams, alleging that the officials acted with deliberate indifference to the class’s serious medical needs in violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. After a four-day bench trial, the court rejected the class’s claim. We affirm.



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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
CHRISTIAN SHERRILL (19-5815); EDDIE POINDEXTER (19-5817); WILLIE SOMERVILLE (19-5983),
Defendants-Appellants.
   Nos. 19-5815/5817/5983
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Tennessee at Memphis.
No. 2:17-cr-20422-4—Sheryl H. Lipman, District Judge.
Argued: July 30, 2020
Decided and Filed: August 24, 2020
Before: MOORE, CLAY, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.


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CLAY, Circuit Judge. Defendants Christian Sherrill, Eddie Poindexter, and Willie Somerville were indicted on multiple criminal counts arising out of their attempted robbery of Timothy Edwards, during which Edwards was killed. Following a jury trial, all three were convicted of attempting to obstruct, delay, or affect commerce by robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951 (the “Hobbs Act”) and § 2, and the knowing use or carry of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c) and 2, or aiding and abetting those crimes. Somerville was also convicted of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), and causing the death of a person through the use of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(j)(1).

Defendants now appeal their convictions and sentences. For the reasons set forth in this opinion, we AFFIRM the district court’s decision in its entirety.