1164 ABA Journal 9th Circuit Court articles.

9th Circuit denies inmate new trial because he can’t show lawyer’s racism affected trial performance
A federal appeals court refused to grant a new trial to a California inmate serving a life sentence for murder because he was unable to show racism by his appointed lawyer caused a deficient trial performance.
‘Monkey selfie’ case may hang around in 9th Circuit
It's the case that keeps hanging on: the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may reconsider an April decision that held animals can't sue for copyright infringement, a ruling that was supposed to settle the "monkey selfie" debacle.
Composer’s heir can’t sue Jay-Z to enforce moral rights to flute song in ‘Big Pimpin’,’ court says
The nephew of an Egyptian composer has no standing to sue Jay-Z and producer Timbaland for copyright infringement for sampling a flute melody in his rap hit “Big Pimpin',” a federal appeals court has ruled.
9th Circuit cites judge’s anti-government views in reassigning case
A federal appeals court has overturned two water rights cases and reassigned one of them because of concerns about the trial judge’s expressed views about the federal government and its lawyers.
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.

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