On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9 th Circuit handed medical marijuana patients a huge legal victory, barring the federal government from prosecuting patients, growers, and dispensaries that follow state medical marijuana laws. Show More Summary
In what can be fairly called a legal nice try, the Ninth Circuit's Court of Appeals has ruled that Dignity Health's pension plan does not qualify for ERISA's church plan exemption. It's a a ruling that is so far consistent with the findings of other courts on the subject. Only......
CA Department of Health Care Services sues the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) in a special education due process hearing. May 13, 2016 decision from Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Continue Reading ?
Judge Alex Kozinski pointed out the obvious in a Ninth Circuit Appeals Court decision: There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. Only judges can put a stop to it. Brady evidence -- possibly exonerating evidence that prosecutors are required to turn over to the defense -- is far too frequently withheld and/or buried. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the First Amendment rights of Darren Chaker, siding with a position Cato took in the case. A lower-court judge revoked Chaker’s supervised release...Show More Summary
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the regulation allowing the Navy to use its long-range sonar violates the Marine Protection Act.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco just ruled unanimously that the Navy misbehaved with its sonar, and at levels that could hurt and interrupt the feeding and mating of whales, seals, dolphins and walruses. Oops. Read more...
The US Navy has wrongly used sonar at levels that could harm whales, seals, dolphins and walruses and disrupt their feeding and mating, ruled a federal appeals court in San Francisco. In a 3-0 decision the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of...Show More Summary
If you’ve ever logged into your parents’ HBO Go account, or let your girlfriend use your Netflix login, then you, my friend, may have committed a federal crime. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that it is illegal to...Show More Summary
A recent ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals could technically have legal implications for those who share Netflix and HBO Go passwords (so basically everyone). The case did not deal with Netflix or HBO specifically, but it did find that sharing passwords is partially a crime prosecutable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Show More Summary
Here's a fun way to live out Orange Is the New Black in real life: According to a July 5 ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, any "unauthorized" use of someone else's password is a federal crime. The ruling falls under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which takes an especially ... More »
A federal court has ruled that sharing your Netflix password – in fact, sharing any password, is a federal crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). No, we’re not joking. According to a report from Fortune, the decision, by the U.S. Show More Summary
A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling has determined that sharing passwords counts as a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Sharing your Netflix or HBO password technically violates one of America's worst tech laws, the Ninth Circuit has ruled.
Southern California’s ubiquitous Adventure Pass system was dealt another blow this week, as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announced a long-awaited settlement in an ongoing legal battle between the U.S. Forest Service and Arizona hikers that was first heard in 2012. According to the settlement, the Forest Service will no longer charge access fees…
On June 15 a panel of federal judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will meet in Honolulu to hear oral arguments that are likely to result in the most important environmental legal decision of our time. The hearing involvesShow More Summary
The National Rifle Association may be keeping a low profile in the wake of Orlando's 49-person massacre, but the organization had plenty to say last week after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled there was no constitutional right...Show More Summary
In a ruling guaranteed to make the NRA spontaneously combust, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that there is no guaranteed Constitutional right to carry concealed weapons. By a vote of 7-4, the 9th Circuit...Show More Summary
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that citizens do not have a Second Amendment right to carry concealed firearms in public. The California federal court that covers states Arizona, Nevada, Oregon Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Hawaii as well found that laws requiring gun owners to show "good......
It was not a good day for gun rights, folks. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Americans do not have the right to carry concealed...