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Nyanjega v. Douglas

United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit
Feb 13, 2020
No. 19-1868 (8th Cir. Feb. 13, 2020)

Opinion

No. 19-1868

02-13-2020

Gertrude Nyanjega; Duba Roba Plaintiffs - Appellants v. David Douglas, District Director, USCIS, St. Paul Field Office; Chad F. Wolf, Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; William P. Barr, Attorney General of the United States; Elaine Duke, Ag-Secretary, Department of Homeland Security; Leslie Tritten, Field Office Director Defendants - Appellees


Appeal from United States District Court for the District of Minnesota [Unpublished] Before GRUENDER, BEAM, and KELLY, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM.

In this action seeking relief under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Gertrude Nyanjega and Duba Roba appeal after the district court declined to take judicial notice of certain documents and granted summary judgment in favor of defendants. Having carefully reviewed the record and the parties' arguments on appeal, we find no basis for reversal. See Cravens v. Smith, 610 F.3d 1019, 1029 (8th Cir. 2010) (district court does not abuse its discretion by declining to take judicial notice of irrelevant materials; moreover, any error in failing to take judicial notice is not grounds for reversal unless appellant is prejudiced by the error); Simmons v. Smith, 888 F.3d 994, 998 (8th Cir. 2018), cert. denied, 139 S. Ct. 807 (2019) (reviewing de novo decision of district court granting summary judgment in favor of federal agency under APA); Sierra Club v. Envtl. Prot. Agency, 252 F.3d 943, 947 (8th Cir. 2001) (arbitrary and capricious standard of review affords agency decisions a "high degree of deference"). Accordingly, we affirm. See 8th Cir. R. 47B.

The Honorable Susan Richard Nelson, United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota, adopting the report and recommendations of the Honorable Steven E. Rau, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota. --------


Summaries of

Nyanjega v. Douglas

United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit
Feb 13, 2020
No. 19-1868 (8th Cir. Feb. 13, 2020)
Case details for

Nyanjega v. Douglas

Case Details

Full title:Gertrude Nyanjega; Duba Roba Plaintiffs - Appellants v. David Douglas,…

Court:United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit

Date published: Feb 13, 2020

Citations

No. 19-1868 (8th Cir. Feb. 13, 2020)