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John Oliver's influence on American culture becomes clear after he finds his way into an appeals court opinion

A few weeks ago, John Oliver took his "Last Week Tonight" desk to criticize the lack of rights given to US citizens in the country's territories. A judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seems to be a fan, as Above the Law points out. Show More Summary

The death penalty is about to go on trial in California. Here’s why it might lose.

On Aug. 31, the death penalty will go on trial at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The oral argument stems from a judgment in 2014, in which Federal District Judge Cormac Carney ruled that California’s death penalty system was unconstitutional. Carney argued that because of the extremely low likelihood of execution and long delays […]

Appeals Court Says Netflix Doesn't Violate Privacy By Displaying Viewing History To Anyone Using That Account

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court has upheld a win for Netflix in yet another privacy class-action lawsuit arising from the publication of then-Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork's rental history oh so many years ago. The Video Privacy Protection Act sprang into being in 1988 and was used to extract a settlement from Netflix over 20 years later. Show More Summary

Barry Bonds: “obstruction of justice” trail peters out

“After more than a decade of wasted tax dollars in the name of ‘justice’ the government has officially dropped its case against the embattled slugger. [Last week] the federal government informed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that it would not ask the U.S. Show More Summary

Big Court Defeat For Marijuana Despite Record Tax Harvests

Even legal medical marijuana businesses have trouble deducting their expenses, and the IRS has just handed the Justice Department a big victory in the influential Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Will 'Big Mountain Jesus' Have to Come Down From the Mountaintop?

A three-judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has heard oral arguments in an atheist group's lawsuit against a statue of Jesus Christ located on a Montana ski-slope.

Activists Forced to Submit to Secrecy & File Appeal in Lawsuit Alleging Domestic Military Spying Under Seal

In a major case involving significant allegations of domestic spying by the United States military, targeted activists have filed an appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But no members of the press or public can read the appeal because the court forced plaintiffs to file it under seal. The lawsuit, Panagacos v. Towery,...

So Just Who Owns the Copyright to that Film?

In a recent reversal of its prior nutty decision in Garcia v. Google, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals came to its senses and held that an actress did not own any separate copyright interest in her performance that was embodied in a film, so she could not use the [...]

“Judge Kozinski: Time to Rein in Prosecutors”

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“In the latest issue of Georgetown Law Journal, Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turns a critical gaze toward America’s criminal justice system. …one of [the essay’s] major themes is prosecutorial advantage,...Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit rejects class certification because ads differed

2 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Cabral v. Supple LLC, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 3855142, No. 13–55943 (9th Cir. June 23, 2015) The court of appeals vacated the certification of a class of purchasers of a dietary supplement. The certified class was “[a]ll personsShow More Summary

Ninth Circuit Allows Department Of Corrections To Designate “Women Only” Job Categories

2 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling permitting the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) to designate a number of open positions within its prison system that are available solely for female candidates. The Court held that the DOC articulated a well-founded and researched interest in designating a […]

“En Banc Ninth Circuit Urged to Uphold Arizona Judicial Campaign Laws”

Release: On Friday, in Wolfson v. Concannon, the Campaign Legal Center joined with other nonprofit groups concerned with the integrity of the courts in filing an amici curiae brief urging the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth … Continue reading ?

Illegal arrest? No problem, if it’s immigration

3 months agoNews / Crime : SFGate: Crime

Despite an illegal arrest, "evidence obtained from a source not tainted by the misconduct is admissible" to justify deportaiton -- Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Overturns Lower Court Decision Enjoining Montana Contribution Limits”

CLC: Today in Lair v. Bullock, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court ruling that struck down Montana’s political campaign contribution limits.  The Ninth Circuit panel remanded the case to the district court on … Continue reading ?

9th Circuit Court's Democratic Campaign Contribution

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a gift to the Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate campaign

California Artists’ Resale Royalty Law Survives Court Ruling, with Small Change

4 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

On Tuesday the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered its ruling on the California Resale Royalty Act (CRRA), deeming it unconstitutional but, unlike the District Court that examined it back in 2012, deciding that the offending clause could be removed without having to strike the entire act.

Nine things to know about Carly Fiorina

1) She started as Cara Carleton Sneed.  She was born in Texas but bounced around the country for her dad's legal career, which eventually landed him at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California. Her mother was a painter. 2) She was an honorary member of a Stanford University frat. As an undergraduate […]

More Comedy from the 9th Circus

Well, the      gang of fools called the Ninth Circus Clowns of Unreal       “august body” called the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals out on the Left Coast has given us all some new comic relief. It seems that a 5-member panel of that       clown Krewe      group of distinguished jurists has decided that it’s OK to be […]

Barry Bonds’s Obstruction of Justice Conviction Is Overturned

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed the conviction from 2011, stemming from an answer that Barry Bonds gave to a grand jury in 2003.

$55 Million and Counting

Money well spent, if you’re a lunatic: The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an obstruction of justice conviction against former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds on Wednesday that dates back to his 2003 testimony about performance-enhancing drugs. Show More Summary

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