9th Circuit Court

Criminal Justice

Ex-lawyer serving time in rare dog-maul murder case asks 9th Circuit to nix conviction

Death Penalty

9th Circuit overturns judge who deemed California’s death-penalty system ‘dysfunctional’


9th Circuit hotline addresses mental decline in aging federal judges


9th Circuit: Child porn evidence doesn’t have to be tossed, though NCIS violated federal law

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer charged in marijuana operation case says state and federal laws ban prosecution

Death Penalty

9th Circuit panel vacates death row inmate’s conviction because of biased jury selection

Criminal Procedure

9th Circuit OKs doubling of prison term for defendant who laughed at sentencing

Internet Law

Amazon’s display of competitor brands doesn’t violate trademark, 9th Circuit says in reversal

Copyright Law

Yoga poses are about healing, and not copyrightable, says 9th Circuit

Entertainment & Sports Law

Antitrust law applies to NCAA, but payments to college athletes may be banned, 9th Circuit rules

Trials & Litigation

9th Circuit rejects Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s attempt to remove judge in racial profiling case

Copyright Law

Copyright holders must consider fair use before sending takedown notices, 9th Circuit says

Trials & Litigation

Once-convicted lawyer turns tables on feds, seeks $215K for defense fees in $52M mortgage-fraud case

Disability Law

Trial court should not have dismissed law student’s disability complaint, 9th Circuit says

First Amendment

Appeals court rules against anti-Muslim group seeking bus ads with false terrorist-reward claims

Real Estate & Property Law

Mastermind gets 15 years in ‘mind-boggling’ scheme to fleece Vegas HOAs of millions

Trials & Litigation

Unbowed by 9th Circuit contempt order, ex-billionaire’s lawyer says he ‘feels like Gandhi’

Opening Statements

Judge’s movie night brings the court and the public closer together

Animal Law

9th Circuit rejects widow’s suit over fatal mountain goat attack in national park


Informant sues feds, says they didn’t tell him when agent for whom he worked was fired