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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
LAMAR CLANCY,
Defendant-Appellant.
   No. 19-6367
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Tennessee at Memphis.
No. 2:18-cr-20058-1—John Thomas Fowlkes, Jr., District Judge.
Decided and Filed: November 12, 2020
Before: SUTTON, THAPAR, and READLER, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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SUTTON, Circuit Judge. If the “robb’d that smiles steals something from the thief,” William Shakespeare, Othello, act 1, sc. 3, what of the robbed that shoots back? When Lamar Clancy tried to rob a store at gunpoint, the store’s employees responded in kind, shooting Clancy in the arm. The wound landed Clancy in the hospital, where police seized bloodied clothing they saw at his bedside. Clancy now appeals the convictions that sprang from the discovery of his clothing. We affirm.



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MICHAEL FLOWERS,
Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
WESTROCK SERVICES, INC.,
Defendant-Appellee.
   No. 20-1230
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Michigan at Grand Rapids.
No. 1:18-cv-00667—Robert J. Jonker, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: November 12, 2020
Before: SUTTON, THAPAR, and READLER, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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CHAD A. READLER, Circuit Judge. When WestRock Services denied Michael Flowers an opportunity to interview for a pipefitter position, Flowers sued the company for violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Flowers, however, did not maintain the qualifications required by WestRock for the position. And outside of strict age-based considerations, the ADEA does not empower job applicants to second-guess the qualifications preferred by a potential employer. We thus AFFIRM the district court’s judgment in favor of WestRock.



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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
DERRICK GRANT,
Defendant-Appellant.
   No. 19-3824
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio at Youngstown.
No. 4:16-cr-00332—Christopher A. Boyko, District Judge.
Argued: November 10, 2020
Decided and Filed: November 12, 2020
Before: SUTTON, THAPAR, and READLER, Circuit Judges.


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CHAD A. READLER, Circuit Judge. Federal prisoner Derrick Grant punched a prison guard while awaiting sentencing for an armed robbery conviction. He was charged with (and later pleaded guilty to) violating 18 U.S.C. § 111, which criminalizes assaulting federal officers and those who assist them. Challenging that conviction today, Grant contends that § 111 does not apply where, as here, the assault victim was a private contractor, not a federal employee, and, at the time of the assault, the contractor was not assisting a federal employee. As even Grant acknowledges, however, we do not write on a clean slate in resolving this appeal. We have previously held that § 111 encompasses circumstances like this one, where a private employee performs the same federal duties a federal employee would otherwise fulfill. Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s judgment.