It’s not every day that I profess my adoration for a public official so, well, publically. Especially not for a sitting Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge who is often called conservative. But I heart Kozinski. It’s not because of his reportedly big personality, his colorful turn of a phrase, or his willingness to take […]
Phoenix, AZ—Debra Milke was freed from Death Row when the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals took a detour around the technical issues of her purported confession. It was unexpected when the court took the steps to examine the actual truth and how prosecutors covered up disgraced Phoenix police detective Armando Saldate’s sordid past. Show More Summary
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed briefing in Jackson v. Abercrombie, a challenge to Hawaii's former same-sex marriage ban.
Last week, an outburst by Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, one of the most conservative and generally pro-corporate judges in the country, showed that the corporate arguments in favor of amending the federal rules to make it harder for individuals to prove their cases are unfair and […]
On Tuesday morning, a crowd of SRO hotel tenants gathered at the 9th District Court of Appeals building at 7th and Mission, shouting, ?Put our mail IN THE BOX.? Shortly after, a 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel of three judges would hear arguments seeking to reverse a 2011 decision allowing the U.S. Show More Summary
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has until Dec. 20 to issue a draft of its proposed intentional adulteration rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act, according to a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by the Center for Food Safety, which sued the FDA after... Continue Reading
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a part of a district court's earlier decision in a case challenging Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as well as the exclusion of same-sex couples from California's long-term care plan for state employees.
From their website: The American Sociological Association (ASA) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today supporting efforts to overturn gay marriage bans in Nevada and Hawaii and highlighting the...Show More Summary
The Munger, Tolles, and Olson Twins, John Owens of Los Angeles and Michelle Friedland of San Francisco, both BigLaw partners, Stanford alums, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals nominees, are back in the spotlight. We covered their initial nomination back in August, but now that they are getting closer to......
Yesterday, Lambda Legal filed their opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case challenging Nevada's constitutional amendment and other laws banning same-sex marriage. The appeal comes after the initial case was rebuffed by a federal judge...
Via press release: Today Lambda Legal filed its opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging the amendment to Nevada's constitution and other state laws banning marriage for same-sex couples. Show More Summary
By Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court today granted writs of certiorari in two patent-related cases appealed from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and one copyright case out of the Ninth Circuit. Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today delivered what is likely to be the final word–at least from the courts–in a long-running legal and political dispute over oyster harvesting in Northern California’s Tomales Bay.
Yesterday at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, oral arguments were heard in a case involving a juror in a civil trial who was struck from the jury pool for being gay.
This was originally posted on The Huffington Post. Should the government be allowed to lie to the courts in the name of national security? This is the question that judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will have to consider in...Show More Summary
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California’s “Low Carbon Fuel Standard,” a key piece of legislation in the state’s global warming laws. The 2-1 victory makes California the first state to require fuel makers to reduce...Show More Summary
Should the government be allowed to lie to the courts in the name of national security? This is the question that judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will have to consider in the next few weeks. Yesterday, the American Civil...Show More Summary
Is a Wi-Fi signal the equivalent of an FM radio station, blasting classic rock ballads through your car speakers? Not to the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued its long awaited decision in Joffe v Google this week, the case...Show More Summary
Upholding the conviction of Barry Bonds on Friday, a federal appeals court found that factually true testimony, if misleading enough, can obstruct justice.
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction dating back to testimony he gave to a grand jury in 2003. As reported by the Associated Press, viaShow More Summary