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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......

Seiner Cited in Ninth Circuit's Aguilar Decision

Our own Joe Seiner was cited a couple of times in the Ninth Circuit's recent Aguilar decision. In the en banc decision, the court held that the Supreme Court's Gore ration test for punitive damages is not needed to examine...

Porn Stars In Los Angeles Have To Keep Wearing Condoms In Their Films

The Ninth Circuit upheld a state law that requires adult film stars to use protection. The post Porn Stars In Los Angeles Have To Keep Wearing Condoms In Their Films appeared first on ThinkProgress.

LOS ANGELES: Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Law Mandating Condoms In Porn

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: A Los Angeles County ordinance requiring actors in pornographic films to use condoms does not violate the porn industry's First Amendment rights of free expression, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The decision from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Show More Summary

DOJ Misleads Court About Medical And Financial Records In Appeals Over NSA Surveillance

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this week, the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments in a challenge to the NSA's phone metadata program. While watching, I noticed some quite misleading legal claims by the government's counsel. I then reviewed last month's oral arguments in the D.C. Show More Summary

This Week, Judges in Seattle Heard the NSA Surveillance Case That Could Go to the Supreme Court

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Earlier this week, a real estate attorney from Coeur d'Alene stood up in front of a three-judge panel in Seattle's Ninth Circuit courthouse to argue Smith vs. Obama—a case challenging NSA surveillance that began back in Idaho, and could...Show More Summary

9th Cir. Skeptical of Standing in Idaho NSA Surveillance Suit

On December 8, the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments in the case Smith v. Obama, in which a nurse from Idaho, Anna Smith, challenged the NSA's warrantless collection of phone metadata as a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Yes, there was talk about Smith v. Maryland. Yes, there was talk......

The Ninth Circuit’s Must-Read Opinion on CAFA Jurisdiction

We read with great interest the Ninth Circuit’s recent opinion on CAFA “mass action” jurisdiction, Corber v. Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., No. 13-56306, 2014 WL 6436154 (9th Cir. Nov. 18, 2014). If you have not read it yet, you should. Show More Summary

The Ninth Circuit And The Right To Carry Guns

Eugene Volokh has an update on current events within the Ninth Circuit and Peruta, and I’ll let you read his information (it’s far from an assessment, it’s more just data and information). Better is Dave Hardy’s post concerning the implications of all of this. If denied, Peruta stands (altho two cases heard at the same […]

Peruta v. San Diego gets lively

The Ninth Circuit just ordered both sides to brief the petition for rehearing en banc, noting that "A judge of this Court having made a sua sponte call for a vote on whether this case should be reheard en banc..."...

NEW JERSEY: Liberty Counsel Appeals "Ex-Gay" Torture Ban To SCOTUS

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

After losing twice before the Ninth Circuit Court, in late June the Liberty Counsel was smacked down by SCOTUS in their attempt to overturn California's ban on "ex-gay" torture. But they are trying again, this time in New Jersey. Via press release: Today Liberty Counsel filed its Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in King v. Show More Summary

Shell’s Lawsuit against Environmental Groups Declared Unconstitutional by Appeals Court

Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drilling rig is towed from Kiliuda Bay after running aground in December 2012. (Photo: U.S. Pacific Command / Flickr Creative Commons) Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court rejected...Show More Summary

SCOTUS Asks: Do Cops Have ADA Duties to Crazed Knife Lady?

This is the weirdest application of the Americans with Disabilities Act I've ever seen. And with the Ninth Circuit's reputation, and the Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari earlier this week, it may not be long for this world.......

California & Brady move for rehearing in Peruta

Story here. The three-judge panel rejected California's very late motion to intervene (and thus to appeal further when the defendant sheriff was disinclined to do so), so the State and Brady Center are asking the Ninth Circuit to hear the...

Garcia v. Google briefs

last monthIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Going up at the Ninth Circuit's site. The Organization for Transformative Works filed a brief arguing that the injunction wrongly circumvented the protections of CDA 230 and the DMCA, available here. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

1 Week to the New Chief: Montana's Sidney Thomas Takes Top Spot

It's been a heck of a ride with Chief Judge Alex Kozinski at the top of the Ninth Circuit, but with his seven-year term coming to a close, prepare for a different, more subdued, albeit equally able chief: Judge Sidney R. Thomas. The ageist numbers game that comprise the rules......

Ninth Circuit Upholds Preliminary Injunction Against Enforcement of California’s CASE Act As Curtailing Free Speech Of Registered Sex Offenders

last monthNews : Jonathan Turley

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

Ninth Circuit Court To Alaska: Get Lost

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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 Alaska marriage appeal with 11-judge panel

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.

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