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In Asylum Case, 9th Tells BIA to Consider Imputed Political Opinion

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) erred in not considering imputed political opinion as a ground for asylum in an Armenian man's case. Petitioner Hayk Khudaverdyan sought asylum in the United States. He claimed that he was unable to return to Armenia because he......

Bob Marley's Heirs Win Trademark Dispute at 9th Cir.

Another day, another iconic 1960s musician's image going to federal court over trademark disputes. In August, the Ninth Circuit said that Jimi Hendrix's post-mortem publicity rights survived in Washington state, thanks to a state statute allowing it (otherwise, publicity rights don't normally survive death). Last week, the Ninth Circuit affirmed......

Supreme Court To Tackle LA Law Enforcement's Warrantless Access To Hotel Records

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The question of whether law enforcement's warrantless (and subpoena-less) access to hotel records falls outside the confines of the Constitution will be answered by the Supreme Court. An en banc hearing by the Ninth Circuit Court found that Los Angeles' ordinance granting local law enforcement this power was unconstitutional. Show More Summary

State Attorney General Won't Fight Court's Block Of Law Curtailing Sex Offenders' First Amendment Rights

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A California law requiring registered sex offenders to turn over a wealth of information related to their internet use to police will not go into effect, thanks to both a Ninth Circuit Court decision and the state's attorney general, who has decided not to petition the Supreme Court to examine the ruling. Show More Summary

Free speech roundup

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Departing NPR ombudsman claims U.S. free speech guarantees wouldn’t protect Charlie Hebdo, many on Twitter would like to set him straight on that [E. Schumacher-Matos] Ninth Circuit urged to revisit whether First Amendment protects right...Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit Swings and Misses with Buckman Preemption

Because we hail from San Francisco, we sometimes feel a certain hometown pride in the Ninth Circuit, whose San Francisco home is one of the most beautiful public buildings in the United States. Opened in 1905, the James R. Browning United...Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit Orders Release Of Man Due To Prosecutorial Misconduct

Check out the video; arguing this case probably wasn't fun for the government lawyer.

Busy day

The Jay Dobyns story hit Fox News. This morning I argued a first amendment case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; it was one of three cases argued. Video for the argument is here. My argument...

Non-Sequiturs: 01.26.15

Another benchmark in the Ninth Circuit's ongoing war against prosecutorial misconduct: a panel of judges -- Kozinski, Wardlaw, and Fletcher -- suggest trying prosecutors for perjury. [New York Observer] Lawyer and blogger Eric Turkewitz finds himself in the New York Post's Page Six gossip column. Show More Summary

San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

“On another occasion, [plaintiff] threatened to shoot his supervisor’s children in the kneecaps”

Great moments in unsuccessful ADA litigation: a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a summary judgment entered against a plaintiff who said his firing by the city of North Las Vegas constituted discrimination against him based on his hearing impairment as well as retaliation [Curley v. Show More Summary

Idaho Gay Marriage Case Denied En Banc Rehearing, With Dissent

After losing in front of a Ninth Circuit panel, the States of Idaho and Nevada petitioned the full court for an en banc rehearing in Latta v. Otter. A majority of non-recused active judges didn't vote for en banc hearing. But that doesn't mean some of them aren't upset! Judges......

Ninth Circuit declines to rehear Idaho same-sex marriage case

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker

Now, onto the Supreme Court. The post Ninth Circuit declines to rehear Idaho same-sex marriage case appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Ninth Circuit Denies Idaho Governor's Petition for En Banc Review of Gay Marriage Case

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s petition for an en banc review of the court’s decision to strike down Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban. Otter made good on his litigious efforts earlier...

IDAHO: Ninth Circuit Court Denies Gov. Butch Otter's Demand For En Banc Review

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

After referring the issue to the full roster of nonrecused judges, the Ninth Circuit Court has denied Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's demand for an en banc rehearing of his same-sex marriage appeal. The National Center For Lesbian Rights reacts:...Show More Summary

The Restaurant That ‘Buys’ One-Star Yelp Reviews Now Offers 50 Percent Off

How low can they go? The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco recently ruled that Yelp's ability to manipulate ratings on its site is perfectly fine, so in retaliation, the restaurant that sought to overthrow the social network by rewarding one-star reviews with 25 percent off the bill has now gone even more ballistic. Show More Summary

POM Wonderful Wins Suit Against Rival Pomegranate Juice Maker

Hot on the heels (at least in terms of court timelines) of winning a deceptive trade practices suit at the U.S. Supreme Court, POM Wonderful, fabled maker of pomegranate juice, won another suit at the Ninth Circuit. This time, POM Wonderful claimed that a rival company was improperly using its......

Pom Wonderful's happy new year on likely confusion

2 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Pom Wonderful LLC v. Hubbard, No. 14-55253 (9th Cir. Dec. 30, 2014) The Ninth Circuit is the source of some of IP’s highest highs and its lowest lows. The reader is invited to consider where this decision fits. The district court found...Show More Summary

6th Cir. Year in Review: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

Let's play a word association game. I say "Sixth Circuit." You say... First circuit to rule against gay marriage since Windsor. A circuit that battles the Ninth Circuit for the title of "most reversed" A circuit that is somewhere in the Midwest. Let's see how this year fit into......

Looking Back at 2014: The 10 Most Popular Posts From the 9th Cir.

I love the Ninth Circuit. In 2014, there was not a more interesting or unpredictable docket on the planet. The Ninth Circuit dealt with many hot-button issues such as concealed carry, free speech on YouTube, and the Hobby Lobby fallout. What did you find most interesting? Our 10 most popular......

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