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Federal judge in SF under investigation over sexual misconduct allegations

A judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco is under a formal misconduct inquiry after several of his clerks accused him of inappropriate behavior, the court said Thursday. Ninth Circuit Chief...Show More Summary

Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry

The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into a judge accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments … Click to Continue »

Inquiry launched into harassment allegations against U.S. appeals judge

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The chief judge of a federal appeals court on Thursday initiated an inquiry into harassment accusations involving another judge that were reported by The Washington Post, a court filing showed. Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sidney Thomas asked that allegations against 9th Circuit...

9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski to be investigated after sexual misconduct allegations

The chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals asked for an investigation Thursday into allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Alex Kozinski. In a statement emailed to reporters, 9th Circuit Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas said he was acting “to ensure confidence” in the impartiality...

Senate Confirms Pro-Life Appeals Court Nominee Don Willett to Federal Appeals Court

The Senate voted today to confirm Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Conservative groups strongly supported his nomination. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination on an 11-9 vote last week and today the full Senate approved his nomination 50-47. Democrats lack the numbers to […]

Appeals judges dismissive of both sides in DACA dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal appeals judges in New York seem content to let the Supreme Court help define what the government must reveal about ending a program shielding young immigrants from deportation. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...Show More Summary

Judge Who Blocked More Videos Exposing Aborted Baby Part Sales Partners With Planned Parenthood

David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) announced Wednesday that they are filing a new motion in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to request the removal of Judge William Orrick in the lawsuit brought against them by Planned Parenthood, pointing to his ties to Planned Parenthood. According to Daleiden’s petition, Judge Orrick […]

He Made Us All Victims and Accomplices

The first time I met Alex Kozinski was in 1996. I was clerking for the chief judge of the 9 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and there was an orientation for new clerks in San Francisco. One of my co-clerks and I were introduced to the already legendary, lifetime-tenured young judge at a reception, and we talked for a while. Show More Summary

Conservatives Cheer as Justice Willett is Confirmed to Fifth Circuit

The Senate voted today to confirm Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, a move cheered by conservative activists and legal scholars. Willett’s nomination was approved by the Senate...Show More Summary

No Immunity for Dead Cop's Unconstitutional Sexual Violation of Teen

In the case of Sims v. Labowitz, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently overturned the lower court's dismissal of the Fourth Amendment 42 USC 1983 claim against the now deceased officer, David Abbott. However, several other claims that were also dismissed, including one against the......

Senate Confirms Pro-Life Appeals Court Nominee Steve Grasz

The Senate today approved a pro-life appellate court nominee and pro-life groups are celebrating the confirmation of Steve Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. While serving as Nebraska’s Chief Deputy Attorney General, Judge Grasz authored nine briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and defended the state’s ban on partial-birth […]

BREAKING: Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBTQ Nominee Confirmed for Lifetime Judicial Appointment

Today, HRC denounced the confirmation of L. Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Grasz was confirmed with a vote of 50-48. “We are deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans have voted to confirm a nominee who is clearly unfit to serve as a federal judge,” said HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy. Show More Summary

SCOTUS Won't Hear LGBT Workplace Discrimination Case

LGBT rights attorneys are not giving up, but Jameka Evans' sex discrimination case is definitely over. The U.S. Supreme Court declined her petition without comment after the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed her case. Evans had argued her employer discriminated against her because of her sexual orientation......

Ninth Circuit Hears Arguments in Children's Climate Case

The Juliana v. United States matter was heard by a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week. And while some might expect that the most liberal circuit in the nation would have been throwing softballs to plaintiffs' attorney, the tenor of the questioning was......

Court: Brendan Dassey's 'Making a Murderer' Confession Was Voluntary

If the U.S.Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals were a trial court, Brendan Dassey would be a free man now. The appeals court split over the case, voting 4-3 that Dassey's murder confession was voluntary. The dissent said the 16-year-old's confession came through a "perfect storm" of interrogations. "No reasonable......

HRC Reiterates Opposition to Trump-Pence’s Anti-LGBTQ Nominee L. Steven Grasz

Last month, HRC opposed the nomination of L. Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit based on his long public track record of opposing equality for LGBTQ people. With a procedural vote on his nomination scheduled for today, HRC is again calling on the U.S. Show More Summary

Who Are the Supreme Court's Biggest Feeder Judges?

The path to a U.S. Supreme Court clerkship runs disproportionately through the chambers of certain circuit judges, many of whom sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and almost all of whom are white men.       

9th Circuit Considers Terrorism Liability Claim Against Twitter

Joshua Arisohn, an attorney suing Twitter for enabling terrorists, sees the problem differently than most social media users. Arguing to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, he said social media companies may not be legally liable for content on their websites, but they should be liable for giving......

Prominent Federal Appeals Judge Accused Of Showing Porn To Female Clerks

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The veteran of California's U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit says he's "not too worried" about the allegations.

‘MaM’: SCOTUS Next Step For Brendan Dassey Appeal

Making a Murderer subject Brendan Dassey won’t be home for Christmas, and he’ll miss WrestleMania again after the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2016 ruling that the confession he gave in the 2005 murder of Wisconsin photographer...Show More Summary

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