9th Circuit Court

1154 ABA Journal articles on 9th Circuit Court.

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…

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to stay part of 9th Circuit ruling on refugee admissions
Updated: The Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to stay part of a federal appeals court ruling that had required the government to allow additional refugees to enter the United States.
9th Circuit rules grandparents exempt from Trump’s travel ban, allows more refugees

In a ruling issued just 11 days after oral arguments, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court’s limits on restrictions on travel to the U.S.…

Trump nominates White House lawyer, a former Jones Day partner, to DC Circuit

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the nomination of 16 people to federal judgeships, including the nomination of deputy White House counsel Gregory Katsas to a federal appeals court.

Katsas…

9th Circuit to reconsider ruling permitting women to be paid less than men in some circumstances

The full 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will revisit a panel’s ruling that men may be paid more than women based on salary histories, Law.com reported Thursday.

In…

9th Circuit’s use of technology is argument against splitting it, ABA tells Senate subcommittee

The ABA has reaffirmed its opposition to breaking up the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law has scheduled…

Efforts to split the 9th Circuit opposed by the ABA House of Delegates
Updated: On Monday, the ABA House of Delegates voted to oppose splitting the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Instead, "technological and procedural innovations" should be used to efficiently handle the court's large caseload.
Alleged retweet by judge doesn’t warrant retroactive recusal, 9th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has refused to order the retroactive recusal of a federal judge accused of retweeting a news story about a case after he denied a motion.

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