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Judge Smith's Selected Opinions
Jornaleros de Las Palmas v. City of League City, 2013 WL 2180013 (S.D. Tex. 2013)
(First Amendment challenge to state pedestrian solicitation law as applied to day laborers);
In re Warrant to Search a Target Computer at Premises Unknown, 2013 WL 1729765 (S.D.Tex. 2013)
(denying government warrant request to hack computer under Rule 41);
Miller v. Homecomings Financial, LLC, 881 F. Supp.2d 825 (S.D. Tex. 2012)
(homeowner standing to challenge assignment of deed of trust in wrongful foreclosure action);
Givens v. Will Do, Inc. Houston, 2012 WL 1597309 (S.D. Tex. 2012)
(calculating unpaid overtime for non-exempt salaried employees under FLSA);
In re Application of United States for Historical Cell Site Data, 747 F.Supp.2d 827 (S.D.Tex. 2010)
(government access to cell phone location records and the Fourth Amendment);
Hartfield v. Quarterman, 603 F.Supp. 2d 943 (S.D. Tex. 2009) (habeas petition challenging validity of Governor’s commutation of sentence following reversal of capital murder conviction);
United States v. Rix, 574 F. Supp.2d 726 (S. D. Tex. 2008)
(due process and forced medication to restore competency);
In re Sealing and Non-Disclosure of Pen/Trap/2703(d) Orders, 562 F. Supp.2d 876 (S.D. Tex. 2008)
(public access to judicial orders);
Marroquin v. City of Pasadena, 524 F. Supp.2d 857 (S.D. Tex. 2007)
(Title VII hostile environment and retaliation);
Buzek v. Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., 501 F. Supp.2d 876 (S.D.Tex. 2007)
(compensable commuting time under 1996 FLSA amendment);
Celanese Corp. v. Coastal Water Auth., 475 F. Supp.2d 623 (S.D. Tex. 2007)
(CERCLA environmental clean-up);
In re Application of the United States, 441.F.Supp.2d 816 (S.D. Tex. 2006)
(law enforcement access to “post cut-through dialed digits” under ECPA);
In re Application for Pen Register and Trap/Trace Device with Cell Site Location Authority, 396 F. Supp.2d 747 (S.D. Tex. 2005) (government access to cell site data under ECPA) ];
Moreland v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, 363 F.Supp. 882 (S.D. Tex. 2005), rev’d 431 F.3d 180 (5th Cir. 2005), cert.denied 547 U.S. 1106 (2006) (Stevens, J., statement on denial of certiorari) (computation of federal good time credit);
Riley v. Walgreen Co., 233 F.R.D. 496 (S.D. Tex. 2005)
(status of uncompleted pre-removal discovery).