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San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

“On another occasion, [plaintiff] threatened to shoot his supervisor’s children in the kneecaps”

Great moments in unsuccessful ADA litigation: a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a summary judgment entered against a plaintiff who said his firing by the city of North Las Vegas constituted discrimination against him based on his hearing impairment as well as retaliation [Curley v. Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit Denies Idaho Governor's Petition for En Banc Review of Gay Marriage Case

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s petition for an en banc review of the court’s decision to strike down Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban. Otter made good on his litigious efforts earlier...

IDAHO: Ninth Circuit Court Denies Gov. Butch Otter's Demand For En Banc Review

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

After referring the issue to the full roster of nonrecused judges, the Ninth Circuit Court has denied Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's demand for an en banc rehearing of his same-sex marriage appeal. The National Center For Lesbian Rights reacts:...Show More Summary

The Restaurant That ‘Buys’ One-Star Yelp Reviews Now Offers 50 Percent Off

How low can they go? The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco recently ruled that Yelp's ability to manipulate ratings on its site is perfectly fine, so in retaliation, the restaurant that sought to overthrow the social network by rewarding one-star reviews with 25 percent off the bill has now gone even more ballistic. Show More Summary

LOS ANGELES: Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Law Mandating Condoms In Porn

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: A Los Angeles County ordinance requiring actors in pornographic films to use condoms does not violate the porn industry's First Amendment rights of free expression, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The decision from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Show More Summary

Shell’s Lawsuit against Environmental Groups Declared Unconstitutional by Appeals Court

Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig is towed from Kiliuda Bay after running aground in December 2012. (Photo: U.S. Pacific Command / Flickr Creative Commons) Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court rejected...Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit Court To Alaska: Get Lost

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Fairbanks Daily New-Miner: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Alaska's request that an 11-judge panel review a decision overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Now, gay and lesbian couples will continue...Show More Summary

California Town’s Unusual Gun Law to Get Federal Appeals Court Ruling

A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments Monday concerning whether an unusual gun law passed by voters in Sunnyvale, Calif., late last year is constitutional.

Ninth Circuit Upholds Validity of Class Action Arbitration Waiver

In an interesting decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Johnmuhammadi v. Bloomingdale’s Inc., 755 F.3d 1072 (9th Cir. 2014), the court held that a waiver of the right to pursue class-action litigtion that was included in an arbitration...

Ninth Circuit Denies California Appeal: Eased Concealed Carry Requirements Stand

On February 13 Breitbart News reported that a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California's "good cause" requirement for concealed carry permits in the state. Two weeks later, California Attorney General Kamala appealed, asking for the full 11-judge panel to hear and reverse the decision. Show More Summary

ALASKA: State Has Until February 20th To File Appeal Briefs With Ninth Circuit

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today set the briefing schedule in Alaska's doomed to attempt to stop same-sex marriages, which will continue despite the efforts of the GOP governor and attorney general. Final briefs are due on February 20th.

Ninth Circuit updates

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is busy this week. The post Ninth Circuit updates appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Idaho Couples Can Marry Wednesday

The freedom to marry will finally arrive in Idaho on Wednesday, according to an order from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. read more

Alaska Governor: I'm Appealing

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"As Alaska’s governor, I have a duty to defend and uphold the law and the Alaska Constitution. Although the district court today may have been bound by the recent Ninth Circuit panel opinion, the status of that opinion and the law in general in this area is in flux. I will defend our constitution." - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell.

Gay Marriage to Resume in Nevada After Anti-gay Defendants Drop Appeal of Ninth Circuit Ruling

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Marriage equality has now returned to Nevada after yesterday's Supreme Court mix-up that inadvertently put same-sex marriages in Nevada on hiatus. Justice Anthony Kennedy's order staying the 9th circuit's ruling overturning Idaho's gay marriage ban contained a clerical error that...

Same-Sex Marriage Bans in Idaho, Nevada Ruled Unconstitutional

Tuesday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck two more state-level same-sex marriage bans, setting the stage for marriage equality in at least 35 states. Image: Shutterstock The post Same-Sex Marriage Bans in Idaho, Nevada Ruled Unconstitutional appeared first on RH Reality Check.

More Good News For Marriage Equality

As noted last night, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of marriage equality yesterday. This map shows which states each circuit court covers: Lyle Denniston breaks down yesterday’s ruling: Striking down bans on same-sex marriage in two states, and setting the stage for the same outcome in three others, a federal appeals […]

SCOTUS Starts Bullying Early, Reverses 9th in Habeas Appeal

Given that the Ninth Circuit is a perennial contender for most frequently reversed, it was not a huge surprise to see the Supreme Court toss one of their decisions in the shredder. It was a bit surprising, however, to see it happen so quickly -- before oral arguments began, and......

Surfrider Prepares Appeal to Support Kaua’i GMO/Pesticide Ordinance

Even though Surfrider Foundation was not successful in our Intervention in support of Kaua'i County and their GMO/Pesticides Right to Know ordinance at the lower court, we have appealed the decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Show More Summary

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