CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT
MARTEZ ROMAL BICKHAM,
Petitioner-Appellant,
v.
THOMAS WINN, Warden,
Respondent-Appellee.
   No. 16-2174
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit.
No. 2:14-cv-14560—Sean F. Cox, District Judge.
Argued: December 7, 2017
Decided and Filed: April 23, 2018
Before: SILER, WHITE, and THAPAR, Circuit Judges.


_________________________
OPINION
_________________________

SILER, Circuit Judge. Petitioner Martez Bickham appeals the district court’s denial of his petition for habeas corpus, in which he argues that the Michigan trial court violated his Sixth Amendment right to a public trial by closing the courtroom during voir dire.

We affirm the district court’s denial of Bickham’s petition because he failed to comply with Michigan’s contemporaneous-objection rule and is, therefore, procedurally barred from pursuing his Sixth Amendment habeas claim.



CLICK HERE FOR FULL TEXT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
WILLIAM SHANE REID,
Defendant-Appellant.
   No. 17-5451
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Winchester.
No. 4:12-cr-00027-1—Harry S. Mattice, Jr., District Judge.
Decided and Filed: April 23, 2018
Before: SILER, BATCHELDER, and DONALD, Circuit Judges.


_________________________
OPINION
_________________________

SILER, Circuit Judge. Following his guilty plea on a drug offense, William Shane Reid was sentenced to 145 months’ imprisonment. Reid later moved the district court to reduce his sentence based upon retroactive amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines. The district court denied his motion. Because we lack jurisdiction, we DISMISS Reid’s appeal.