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Breaking: Justice Kennedy Enjoins Counting of Ballots in Hawaii Election

Justice Kennedy, in his capacity as Circuit Justice for the Ninth Circuit, has enjoined the counting of ballots in an upcoming election in which only those with Native Hawaiian ancestry may vote. (Via Adam Liptak). I had blogged on Tuesday … Continue reading ?

9th Cir. Allows EEOC to Collect Personal Employee Information

The Ninth Circuit has given the EEOC the go ahead to compel production of so-called "pedigree information" in employment investigations. Pedigree information includes things like an employee's name, Social Security number, address, and telephone number. The ruling came after the EEOC investigated the McLane Company for gender discrimination after......

Uber Drivers Score Another Win in the 9th Cir.

Another win was secured for Uber drivers in O'Connor et al v. Uber Technologies Inc. as the Ninth Circuit denied the company's request to appeal the recent order approving the class certification in a lawsuit by drivers who wished to be categorized as employees. The ruling means that drivers......

In the Ninth Circuit, Not All Litigants Are Created Equal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week denied Uber Technologies' petition for Rule 23(f) interlocutory review of an order granting class certification in a major challenge to the manner in which Uber operates its ride-sharing business. The four named plaintiffs assert that every Uber driver should [...]

California's Death Row Revived by 9th Circuit

The "machinery of death" is creaking back into action in California after a Ninth Circuit decision revived the state's capital punishment system today. In a surprising ruling last year, Judge Cormac Carney declared that the state's death penalty system was so slow and arbitrary that it constituted cruel and......

Morning Wrap: EPA Administrator Must Sit For Depo | Death Challenge Fails

Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, must sit for a deposition in an energy company's federal suit in West Virginia. The Ninth Circuit rules against a challenge to California's death penalty system. Show More Summary

In Monkey Selfie Lawsuit, Lawyer in Chippendales Suit Is the Reasonable One

"Monkey see, monkey sue is not good law – at least not in the Ninth Circuit."

Ninth Circuit Rules 2-1 that Tucson Can’t Hold City Council Primaries in Districts, and then At-Large Elections in General”

BAN: On November 10, the Ninth Circuit issued this opinion in Public Integrity Alliance v City of Tucson, 15-16142. By a vote of 2-1, the decision says that Tucson’s system of electing city council members violates Equal Protection. Tucson has … Continue reading ?

The Ninth Circuit Takes EPA to Task (Twice)

Judge McKeown of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently wrote of the EPA, “Although filibustering may be a venerable tradition in the United States Senate, it is frowned upon in administrative agencies tasked with protecting human health.”  Yikes.  What did the EPA do to elicit such a reaction from a federal judge? The short […]

Foie Gras May Be Banned in California ... Again

The Ninth Circuit Court may soon hear a case involving the legality of foie gras in California eateries. If you're not a regular consumer of the French delicacy, you're probably not aware that the production and selling of traditionally made foie gras (which is essentially any foie gras) was......

9th Cir. Rejects Challenge to Reno Highway Expansion

Well that didn't take long. Just over two weeks after hearing oral arguments over a controversial Reno highway expansion, the Ninth Circuit has refused to halt the project. Community groups had opposed the controversial SouthEast Connector, seeking an emergency injunction to halt the project and arguing that it had......

Comics A.M. - Superman Rights Fight Returns to Ninth Circuit

No, the fight for Superman isn't quite finished! Mark Waid on his adopted home of Muncie, Indiana! Interviews with Jonathan Case and Kate Beaton! Plus more!

Immigrants Facing Deportation Win Access to Bond Hearings

Immigrants housed in civil detention facilities will have greater access to bond hearings and potential release thanks to a Ninth Circuit ruling yesterday. Currently, thousands of immigrants are held in detention facilities for extended periods of time, awaiting rulings on their immigration status. Those detainees will now have a......

Ninth Circuit Holds Fair Use Must Be Considered Prior To Issuing Takedown

In the so-called “dancing baby” case, the Ninth Circuit ruled recently that copyright owners must consider the fair use doctrine before sending Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notifications to online service providers, such as YouTube.

Did Immigration Services Violate FOIA? 9th Cir. Finds Case Moot

Attorney James Mayock brought a suit against the Federal Agency claimed that USCIS had engaged in a "pattern and practice" of violating the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for well over several decades. The Ninth Circuit, however, found that Mayock failed to prove standing and that the case was actually moot.The ruling......

9th Cir. Reverses Lower Court ADEA Age Discrimination Case

Last August, the Ninth Circuit reversed the lower district's summary judgment in favor of the Department of Homeland Security when a border patrol agent sued the branch of the agency alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, better known as ADEA. In the lawsuit, government employee John France......

Why N.C.A.A. Athletes Shouldn’t Be Paid

Two weeks ago, as Americans were settling into the harvest comfort of football Saturdays, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in the antitrust suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Show More Summary

Court Says Bikram Founder Doesn't Own Yoga Poses

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Last week, a judge ruled he can’t copyright his sequence of 26 yoga poses. On Thursday, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled against Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, who was attempting to copyright his sequence...Show More Summary

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