9th Circuit Court

Bankruptcy Law

9th Circuit discharges $6K that bankrupt attorney owed ex-client

Consumer Law

Lawyer ordered to disgorge $11.4M to former clients loses challenge to consumer bureau’s power

Bankruptcy Law

ABA urges 9th Circuit to nix profits clawback from insolvent law firm’s unfinished business

Civil Rights

9th Circuit: Jury must decide suit over police dog who bit woman as she slept in her office

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer who filed late appeal showed ‘obstinate incompetence,’ Kozinski says

Death Penalty

Fast-track death-penalty appeals get a boost with 9th Circuit standing decision


Federal judge ‘excoriated and mocked counsel,’ 9th Circuit says; he is booted from a fourth case

Death Penalty

ABA urges California governor to grant ‘executive reprieve’ to convicted murderer

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit OKs civil rights suit by man mistakenly jailed on warrant for another man


9th Circuit upholds Arizona’s restrictions on judicial campaign activities


Arizona governor wants the state out of the 9th Circuit

Real Estate & Property Law

9th Circuit blasts judge who ruled for rancher, boots him from grazing-rights case

Constitutional Law

En banc 9th Circuit nixes conviction of vet who wore unearned medals, cites free speech

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