9th Circuit Court

1177 ABA Journal 9th Circuit Court articles.

9th Circuit keeps DACA in place, says decision to end program is likely ‘arbitrary and capricious’
A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a nationwide injunction that bars the Trump administration from phasing out a program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.
New 9th Circuit judge was found guilty of speeding nine times since 2003

A newly confirmed federal appeals judge has been cited for speeding a dozen times over the last two decades, leading to findings or pleas of guilty in nine cases, according…

Judge dismisses Trump from climate change suit, says case can go to trial

A lawsuit blaming the federal government for failing to take action to stop climate change can proceed to trial, but the plaintiffs must proceed without President Donald Trump as a…

House committee advances sweeping judicial reform bills as ABA president urges caution

ABA President Bob Carlson is expressing concern about four federal court bills being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives that would “profoundly affect litigants who seek redress.”

The House…

9th Circuit reinstates First Amendment challenge to cyberstalking law

A federal appeals court has allowed an activist to pursue his First Amendment challenge to Washington state’s cyberstalking law.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the…

9th Circuit rules that sharing IP address is insufficient for copyright infringement

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that a bare internet protocol address is not enough to bring a copyright infringement claim, affirming the…

US says it will appeal injunction barring separation of immigrant families
The Department of Justice plans to appeal a federal judge’s injunction that bars separation of immigrant families.

The administration filed notice of appeal with the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
11th Circuit upholds cash bail system in Georgia town

A federal appeals court has upheld a revised cash bail system in Calhoun, Georgia, that required a hearing within 48 hours of arrest to determine whether a person can be…

Pre-1972 recordings are governed by older copyright law even if remastered, 9th Circuit says

Copyrights of older songs cannot be extended by digital remastering, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

The Hollywood Reporter and the National Law…

9th Circuit allows suit against border patrol agent on US soil when he fatally shot teen in Mexico

A federal appeals court has ruled that a border patrol agent who was on U.S. soil when he shot and killed a teenager in Mexico can be sued for the…

9th Circuit permits lawsuit by Trump supporters over California rally violence to go forward
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that supporters of President Donald Trump may continue a lawsuit alleging police intentionally steered them into an “unruly mob” of protesters who injured them.
9th Circuit panel finds a constitutional right to openly carry a gun, distinguishes en banc decision

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a 2-1 decision that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun for self-defense outside of the home.

The San…

9th Circuit nominee is withdrawn after controversy over his college writings
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Thursday that he will withdraw the nomination of Ryan Bounds to the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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.

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