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En Banc 9th Reverses Course, Lifts 'Innocence of Muslims' Ban

The Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed an earlier injunction preventing Google and YouTube from hosting the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" film. That short, offensive and highly controversial film lead to violence and rioting in Egypt and elsewhere. It was briefly blamed for the attack on a U.S. embassy......

Premedidation Is Not Deliberation: 9th Overturns Death Sentence

Jury instructions that impermissibly merged first-degree murder's mens rea elements violated due process, the Ninth Circuit ruled last Friday. As a result, they invalidated the 1990 murder conviction and death sentence of Billy Ray Riley based on faulty jury instructions. The guilt-phase instructions advised the jury that if it......

The IRS Scandal, Day 735

Forbes, California Attorney General Can Demand Full IRS Forms From Charity, by Peter J. Reilly: The Ninth Circuit’s decision in the case of the Center For Competetive Politics v Kamal D. Haris (Attorney General of California) is almost two weeks old and has been covered in other places, so I...

California Attorney General Can Demand Full IRS Forms From Charity

The Ninth Circuit's decision in the case of the Center For Competetive Politics v Kamal D. Haris (Attorney General of California) is almost two weeks old and has been covered in other places, so I almost invoked my "You snooze, you lose" rule against myself, but I think I may have [...]

After 20 Years of Wrangling, Cal's Pesticide Restrictions Upheld

Environmental and community advocates won't be able to force stricter pesticide emissions restrictions in California, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Friday. A coalition of groups, lead by El Comite para el Bienestar de Earlimart, had challenged the state's Clean Air Act pesticide regulations, arguing that they did not reduce......

Are You Really A Pirate If You’re Trying To Save The Whales?

The Ninth Circuit believes that anti-whaling activity is piracy. Might the Supreme Court disagree?

“You’re a great lawyer… I mean, it says so right there on your website.”

Counsel’s Ninth Circuit arguments on behalf of copyright troll Prenda Law did not go well, to put it mildly. Trouble was evident even before Judge Pregerson commented, regarding the clients, “They should have asserted the Fifth Amendment...Show More Summary

9th Circuit Court's Democratic Campaign Contribution

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a gift to the Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate campaign

California Artists’ Resale Royalty Law Survives Court Ruling, with Small Change

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

On Tuesday the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered its ruling on the California Resale Royalty Act (CRRA), deeming it unconstitutional but, unlike the District Court that examined it back in 2012, deciding that the offending clause could be removed without having to strike the entire act.

Sentence Doesn't Fit the Laser-Pointed Crime, 9th Rules

A California high school student won't be going to prison for 30 months for shooting a laser pointer at a small aircraft, the Ninth Circuit ruled on Thursday. Adam Gardenhire, the kid who shined his friend's laser pointer at a Cessna airplane as it approached L.A.'s Burbank Airport in......

Nine things to know about Carly Fiorina

1) She started as Cara Carleton Sneed.  She was born in Texas but bounced around the country for her dad's legal career, which eventually landed him at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California. Her mother was a painter. 2) She was an honorary member of a Stanford University frat. As an undergraduate […]

Catch a Movie With Kozinski: Judge Hosts Movie Nights in 9th Cir.

If you need something to do on a slow night, consider heading down the Ninth Circuit -- for a movie. That's right, the halls of justice aren't just for deciding cases, they also host regular movie screenings put together by judge Alex Kozinski. The Los Angeles Times provided a......

More Comedy from the 9th Circus

Well, the      gang of fools called the Ninth Circus Clowns of Unreal       “august body” called the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals out on the Left Coast has given us all some new comic relief. It seems that a 5-member panel of that       clown Krewe      group of distinguished jurists has decided that it’s OK to be […]

Thanks To The Ninth Circuit For A Supreme Event!

This past weekend, the Ninth Circuit held an open house in which it welcomed members of the public to its beautiful courthouse in Pasadena, California.

Barry Bonds’s Obstruction of Justice Conviction Is Overturned

last monthSports / Baseball : Bats

The Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed the conviction from 2011, stemming from an answer that Barry Bonds gave to a grand jury in 2003.

$55 Million and Counting

Money well spent, if you’re a lunatic: The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an obstruction of justice conviction against former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds on Wednesday that dates back to his 2003 testimony about performance-enhancing drugs. Show More Summary

Barry Bonds' Felony Obstruction of Justice Conviction Overturned

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an obstruction of justice conviction against former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds on Wednesday that dates back to his 2003 testimony about performance-enhancing drugs. A grand...Show More Summary

Jameis Winston Sexual Assault Accuser Files Civil Lawsuit

The Tampa Bay Times reports that former Florida State student Erica Kinsman, who says top NFL prospect Jameis Winston raped her in December 2012, has filed a civil suit against him. The suit, filed in Florida's ninth circuit court district,...Show More Summary

GUAM: AG Directs Territory To Issue Marriage Licenses, Governor Says No

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Following a lawsuit filed last week, Guam Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson has declared that same-sex marriage licenses are to be issued immediately, saying that the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court in the case brought against Idaho is applicable. Show More Summary

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