The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has set April 9, 2014 for oral arguments in Sevcik v. Sandoval, the lasuit challenging Nevada's ban on gay marriage, Lambda Legal reports via press release: “This is great news for our couples who....
In January, a panel of judges from the Ninth Circuit Court invoked heightened scrutiny in a ruling involving a gay juror who had been booted from a lawsuit between two HIV pharma companies. The deadline to appeal that ruling passed last week and its impact on pending and future LGBT rights cases could be profound. Show More Summary
Just weeks after striking down the San Diego County "good cause" requirement as burdensome to the exercise of the Second Amendment, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Yolo County, CA's requirement that a concealed carry applicant "prove they face a threat of violence or robbery" before being allowed to carry a gun. Show More Summary
Below is my column today in USA Today on the ruling out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit over a ban at a California high school of students wearing tee-shirts with American flags during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo. The opinion is Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified Sch. […]
There is an interesting ruling out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit over a ban at a California high school from students wearing tee-shirts with American flag on during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo. The court ruled in favor of the school out of concern for potential racial […]
On February 27 California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris "filed a petition in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals... urging the court to review and reverse its decision in Peruta v. County of San Diego." On February 13 Breitbart News reported the court struck down the "good cause" requirement for concealed carry permit applicants in CA. Show More Summary
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that, why no, applicants for county-issued permits to exercise...
Associated Press | Reuters | EFF In Wednesday’s decision on Garcia v. Google Inc., a three-judge panel for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered YouTube to remove the video “Innocence of Muslims” from its platform. It also reinstated … Read more
On February 26th the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Google to take Innocence of Muslims down from YouTube. This is the "American-made" film which The New York Times described as "denigrating to Islam" and which the Times insists led to the September 11, 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate. Show More Summary
A divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today that Google must remove a low-budget YouTube film that prompted riots and killings in the Muslim world as insulting to Mohammad. The film portrays Mohammad as a sexual deviate who invented a religion to serve his own desires. Google […]
Here is some stuff in the news today![Content Note: War on agency] The Supreme Court will not "review a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals protecting the right of Arizona Medicaid recipients to visit healthcare providersShow More Summary
Although the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the "good cause" requirement for concealed carry applicants on February 13, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore continues to require it for those applying through his departmental offices. Show More Summary
Is a website a place? That's basically the question that a panel of Ninth Circuit judges needs guidance on, and has certified to the California Supreme Court. Background Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard a case involving California law. The case was initiated by the Greater......
On February 20th Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens loosened concealed weapons permit (CCW) restrictions in light of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against California's requirement that applicants show "good cause"...Show More Summary
In a case that will facilitate timely completion of transportation projects across the nation, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected federal environmental law challenges to the 20-mile Honolulu Rail Transit Project.
On Thursday, February 13, 2014, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California's longstanding restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in public conflict with the Second Amendment, finding hat California’s “may issue”...Show More Summary
On February 13th, a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California's requirement that citizens applying for concealed carry show "good cause" for keeping a handgun on their persons. Later in the day,...Show More Summary
In a decision issued earlier today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the California law conditioning the right of “responsible law-abiding” citizens to carry firearms in public for self-defense purposes on a showing of “good cause” unlawfully restricts
In a 2-1 decision issued on February 13th, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled "San Diego County violates the Constitution's Second Amendment by requiring residents to show 'good cause'" before being allowed "to obtain a concealed...Show More Summary
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California's restrictive concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit rules today, saying hey are in direct conflict with the Second Amendment, as noted at Reason 24/7 earlier today. In its ruling,...Show More Summary