9th Circuit Court

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9th Circuit nominee apologizes for ‘overheated’ rhetoric of articles he wrote for Stanford newspaper

A nominee to the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals apologized during his confirmation hearing Wednesday for his tone in opinion articles that criticized “race-think” and sensitivity training…

Arizona county can be held liable for discriminatory policing by ex-Sheriff Arpaio, court rules

Maricopa County, Arizona, can be held liable for racial profiling by former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

The opinion by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit…

Monkey has no standing to assert copyright infringement in selfie case, 9th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court has ruled that a monkey has no standing under the U.S. Copyright Act to assert copyright in selfie photos.
9th Circuit to appoint special prosecutor to oppose pardoned Arpaio
A federal appeals court will appoint a special prosecutor to argue that former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction for criminal contempt should stand, despite his pardon by President Donald Trump.
Salary history doesn’t justify paying women less, 9th Circuit rules in opinion written by late judge

An en banc federal appeals court ruled Monday that salary history cannot be used to justify paying less to women in comparable jobs.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

Supreme Court will hear case on immigration bond hearings for noncitizens convicted of crimes
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case about whether immigrants convicted of crimes can be jailed in civil detention without a bond hearing.
Second Amendment is a ‘disfavored right’ in the Supreme Court, Thomas says in cert-denial dissent
Justice Clarence Thomas asserted the Second Amendment is “a disfavored right” in the U.S. Supreme Court when he dissented Tuesday from the denial of certiorari in a gun case.
Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

9th Circuit upholds $25M Trump University settlement that gives ‘almost a full recovery’ to students

A Florida bankruptcy lawyer who paid about $19,000 for classes at Trump University can’t opt out of a $25 million settlement and bring her own lawsuit, a move that would…

Judicial body drops Kozinski probe because of his retirement

Former Judge Alex Kozinski won’t be investigated because of his retirement late last year from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to an order…

9th Circuit upholds prostitution ban in constitutional challenge
A federal appeals court has upheld a California law that criminalizes prostitution in a First Amendment challenge.
9th Circuit rules against third travel ban
Once again, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against a Trump administration attempt to restrict travel from six Muslim-majority nations.

“We conclude that the president’s issuance of the proclamation once again exceeds the scope of his delegated authority,” the court wrote in a per curiam opinion.
Multiple women accuse 9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski of sexual misconduct
Six former clerks or externs for the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have told the Washington Post that Judge Alex Kozinski subjected them to inappropriate sexual comments or behavior.
9th Circuit allows part of third travel ban to take effect
A federal appeals court on Monday issued an order allowing President Donald Trump’s third travel ban to take effect against those who do not have a bona fide relationship to the United States.
Inmate seeking to enforce original plea agreement loses case before Supreme Court

An inmate who sought to have his original plea agreement enforced has lost his case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a per curiam opinion (PDF), the high court…

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