By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Plaintiffs representing unnamed registered sex offenders and sponsors of the non-profit California Reform Sex Offender Laws won a victory in their quest to declare unconstitutional the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act on free speech grounds. Show More Summary
Via the Fairbanks Daily New-Miner: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Alaska's request that an 11-judge panel review a decision overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Now, gay and lesbian couples will continue...Show More Summary
Ninth Circuit won't hear the Alaska marriage case en banc. The post Ninth Circuit won’t hear Alaska marriage appeal with 11-judge panel appeared first on Equality On Trial.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments Monday concerning whether an unusual gun law passed by voters in Sunnyvale, Calif., late last year is constitutional.
In an interesting decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Johnmuhammadi v. Bloomingdale’s Inc., 755 F.3d 1072 (9th Cir. 2014), the court held that a waiver of the right to pursue class-action litigtion that was included in an arbitration...
According to Fox News, the Ninth Circuit Court has declared that it will no longer accept “interveners” in opposition to it’s decision earlier this year that California’s concealed carry protections were unconstitutional. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would bar other law enforcement officials, including state Attorney General Kamala Harris, from […]
On February 13 Breitbart News reported that a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California's "good cause" requirement for concealed carry permits in the state. Two weeks later, California Attorney General Kamala appealed, asking for the full 11-judge panel to hear and reverse the decision. Show More Summary
Ninth Circuit order here. Peruta essentially held unconstitutional California's combination of "may issue" carry permits and banning all carry, open as well as concealed, absent such a permit. It was brought against the county sheriff. He announced he would not...
Sane-sex couples in Idaho oppose rehearing in the Ninth Circuit. The post READ IT HERE: Idaho plaintiffs’ opposition to rehearing with 11-judge Ninth Circuit panel appeared first on Equality On Trial.
In 2001 a number of artists including Chuck Close, Laddie John Dill, and the estates of Robert Graham and Sam Francis brought suit against auction houses and eBay to receive royalties they had been owed under California’s Resale Royalty Act. That Moral Rights legislation provided that visual artists should receive 5% of the resale price […]
Marriage equality is already the law of the land in Idaho, thanks to the Ninth Circuit's mandate striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. But you wouldn't know that listening to Governor Butch Otter, who continues to treat the...
Following yesterday's Ninth Circuit loss, Stan Lee Media won't be able to insert itself into Disney's Spider-Man dispute with a theater company.
Former Marine Elven Swisher told the Veterans Affairs Department that he had been wounded on a secret mission into China or North Korea in 1957, that he had been awarded a secret Purple Heart for the wounds, but that he’d been told to keep it quiet. As a result, he collected a few thousand bucks […]
The Ninth Circuit is not kidding about not presuming irreparable harm in trademark cases. Titaness Light Shop, LLC v. Sunlight Supply, Inc., No. 13-16959 (9th Cir. Oct. 9, 2014) Sunlight uses “Titan Controls” for devices that control indoor gardening equipment. Show More Summary
As Disney and Stan Lee Media argue their case in one appeals court, another has dealt a setback to the failed dot-com's feud with Stan Lee.
Updates from Alaska, Idaho, and Nevada. The post Ninth Circuit en banc updates appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has pledged to oppose the anti-gay Coalition for the Protection of Marriage's efforts to get the Ninth Circuit to grant a full re-hearing of the challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban, the AP reports: The...
News from Idaho and more. The post Equality news round-up: Ninth Circuit news, and more appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Last night Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell filed an en banc marriage ruling request with the Ninth Circuit Court. Two days ago Idaho Gov. Butch Otter did the same. From Parnell's filing: Compelled by Latta v. Otter, (9th Cir. Oct. 7, 2014),...Show More Summary
A blistering dissent from that usual suspects: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas. [The Atlantic] Same-sex marriage opponents in Nevada suggest liberal bias in the selection of the Ninth Circuit panels hearing gay rights cases. Show More Summary