"We are of course disappointed with the Ninth Circuit's decision today. The Ninth Circuit did not reach the appeal of the denial of motion to intervene, holding instead that even if NOM had been allowed to intervene on behalf of itsShow More Summary
Via press release from NCLR: On September 8th the Court will hear oral arguments beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific at the James R Browning US Courthouse, 95 7th Street, San Francisco, to laws banning marriage equality in Idaho, Nevada, and Hawaii. Show More Summary
Via the Oregonian: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request by a group opposing same-sex marriage in Oregon to intervene in the case. The decision, handed down Wednesday afternoon, means the National Organization for Marriage has no route left short of appealing the case to the U.S. Show More Summary
Ninth Circuit Slams FedEx Ground, Ruling that Drivers Are Employees, Not "Independent Contractors." The Case is Seismic For IRS, Worker Status and More. Here's Why.
At the ACLJ, we have been working overtime to get a whistleblower case against Planned Parenthood back on track after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the case dismissed. Helping that effort are two friend-of-the-court briefs filed, urging the Ninth Circuit to change its mind and send […]
The N.C.A.A. notified the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that it intended to appeal a judge’s ruling in the Ed O’Bannon case that it had violated antitrust laws.
Ninth Circuit wants arguments on standing in Nevada case. The post Ninth Circuit wants parties in Nevada marriage case to address legal standing issues appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Earlier this week, the Ninth Circuit ruled that Barnes & Noble couldn't enforce an arbitration agreement against a customer. The only notice of the arbitration clause was buried in an agreement the user had to find by clicking a link to it on Barnes & Noble's website. These agreements --......
Via Equality On Trial: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Idaho’s request to hear Latta v. Otter, the challenge to the state’s same-sex marriage ban, with a panel of eleven judges. The state asked the court for an initialShow More Summary
Initial en banc review has been denied. The post Ninth Circuit: Idaho marriage case to proceed with three-judge panel appeared first on Equality On Trial.
In July, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, a group challenging an Arizona law that prohibited some immigrants from getting Arizona driver's licenses. Yet, the law continues to be enforced against the very people who successfully challenged the law.......
A lawsuit over the licensing rights to Jimi Hendrix's likeness threatened to place many undergraduate dorm rooms' decoration decisions in jeopardy. Thankfully, the Ninth Circuit stepped in to resolve the dispute so that there will be no shortage of Hendrix posters in college towns across America come move-in day. Experience......
The main course for federal antitrust enforcement appears to be the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to challenge hospital mergers. These efforts hit a snag late last month when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed a decision by an Idaho district court to unwind the acquisition of Nampa, Idaho-based Saltzer Medical Group by St. Show More Summary
In a newly amended filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Starboard Value LP, managed by Jeffrey Smith, disclosed that it has filed a complaint in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida against Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE:DRI). According to the filing, Starboard Value wants the company to provide certain books and records for […]
This was a wee bit unexpected. Late last week, the Ninth Circuit blocked the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, at least temporarily, while he pursued First Amendment right-of-access claims regarding Arizona's drugs of choice for lethal injection. On Monday, eleven judges dissented from the denial of en banc rehearing, with......
Here's another interesting death penalty ruling out of the West Coast. The Ninth Circuit just did what a number of other courts have refused to do: forced a state to turn over information on the source of execution drugs and the credentials of the executioners, while granting a stay of......
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking at the annual conference of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Monterey, waxed eloquent on the deficiencies of the Constitution and implied that those who believe in the original intent of the Constitution by swearing fealty to the original, literal meaning are misguided. Show More Summary
More developments in the realm of Internet retransmission of OTA signals. Aereo – the gift that keeps on giving, at least when it comes to blogworthy content. As we reported, after it got its clock cleaned at the Supreme Court, Aereo...Show More Summary
The Ninth Circuit's Saturday order will not itself prevent Mr. Wood from being executed using contaminated drugs or by an unqualified executioner. It will, however, give his attorneys information that they need in order to challenge Arizona's execution procedures in a separate court proceeding. Show More Summary
The Ninth Circuit meets in Pasadena, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco, but since we're in the Bay Area, and have firsthand experience living in San Francisco, we thought we'd take some time to give you an insider's view of the court when it sits in "The City." If you......