This week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week struck down Arizona’s law prohibiting abortion at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy -- a law that was based on uncontroverted medical evidence that abortion’s risks to maternal health...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, an Arizona judge struck down Arizona’s unconstitutional ban on abortions after 20 weeks. Via Mother Jones: On Tuesday, judges on the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona law that would have banned abortions at 20 weeks. The judges called the law “unconstitutional under an unbroken stream of Supreme Court [...]
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that customers are entitled to sue retailers who inflate prices in order to claim massive sale discounts. The ruling came in the case of a California man who sued Kohl's over luggage and shirt prices. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, judges on the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona law that would have banned abortions at 20 weeks. The judges called the law "unconstitutional under an unbroken stream of Supreme Court authority." This...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit permanently struck down Arizona’s “fetal pain” law that would have criminalized abortion services after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The panel of judges determined that the 20-week ban is unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade, which guarantees the right to legal abortion until the point of [...]
By Jacob Combs A judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held last week that the federal judiciary discriminated against an lesbian assistant federal public defender in Portland when it refused to recognize her Canadian marriage, the Williamette Week reported last Thursday. In his ruling, Judge Harry Pregerson held that both Oregon’s marriage equality ban and the [...]
By Scottie Thomaston Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in cases testing the constitutionality of California’s recently-enacted ban on so called “conversion therapy” for LGBT youths. The district court judges in the two cases issued opposing rulings: One refused to block the law after ruling the plaintiffs were unlikely to prove the [...]
Last year, the Sixth Circuit surpassed the Ninth Circuit as the most-reversed federal appellate court, according to the ABA Journal. This term, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals is looking like a real contender for the most mistaken crown. Last month, the Supreme Court reversed the Philadelphia-based appellate court in......
Today the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit issued a landmark ruling that curtails one of the most wasteful and draconian features of our immigration lock-up system: the government's practice of putting immigration detainees behind...Show More Summary
Corina Dross and Crimethinc.com The original post—about The Stranger's push for greater transparency from federal prosecutors in this whole grand jury/sending activists to prison and solitary confinement for not answering (arguably McCarthyesque) questions about other people's politics—is below the jump. The update: A week ago, we'd hoped to raise. Show More Summary
Hollywood had a big copyright win confirmed today against the website isoHunt. In a unanimous decision the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed a 2009 District Court ruling that found the BitTorrent site and its founder Gary Hung induced users to illegally download and pass around movies and television shows. Show More Summary
In the news section, we have a story about how, in the process of covering the grand jury refusers, The Stranger has gotten involved in a months-long legal process of trying to push the federal government to be more transparent about...Show More Summary
Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a major forestry and NEPA case from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: U.S. Forest Service v. Pacific Rivers Council, No. 12-623. The case will be argued and decided in the Court’s next (2013-14) Term. The issues the justices have agreed to consider in Pacific Rivers Council are threefold: [...]
A Ninth Circuit Appeals Court has ruled that the producers of the musical "Jersey Boys" did not violate copyright law by using a clip from the Ed Sullivan Show in their production. They'd been sued by SOFA Entertainment, who holds the Sullivan Show rights. The judges awarded costs to the Jersey Boys production company, so [...]
Right here. An interesting life, born in Communist Romania, and winds up on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals....
Los Angeles is firmly committed to seizing stuff from the city’s homeless population. After losing in both a district court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the city has filed a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court, asking the Court to overturn an injunction that stops the city......
The Ninth Circuit rejected comic creator Jazan Wild’s $60-million claim against NBC Universal and the producers of the television series "Heroes," determining there was no evidence of copyright infringement.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has declared Sea Shepherd "pirates" and ordered them to stay away from Japanese whaling vessels two days after a Sea Shepherd boat collided with Japanese boats. Sea Shepherd had been previously ordered...Show More Summary
Unless they want to take it to the Supreme Court, it looks like Disney has run out of legal lifelines and will have to pay up in the $319 million Who Wants To Be A Millionaire case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday...Show More Summary
A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled in October that phone books may be obsolescent, but they're still entitled to First Amendment protection. That decision may end up costing Seattle $500,000, according to The Seattle Times. Thursday, the paper reported that the city has reached a tentative agreement to......