9th Circuit Court

Constitutional Law

Federal judges OK same-sex marriage in Arizona and Wyoming; SCOTUS declines Alaska stay

9th Circuit

Liberal 9th Circuit judges appear to get gay-rights cases in disproportionate numbers, brief asserts

Constitutional Law

Same-sex marriage allowed in Idaho after SCOTUS and 9th Circuit lift stays

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is federally indicted in heroin case, had $90K seized at airport

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit strikes down same-sex marriage bans; SCOTUS rejects Idaho’s stay request

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge axes Fox Rothschild in hacking case because firm represented a claimed victim company

Government Law

Ex-judge likely headed to prison is expected to get pension of up to $150K annually

Trials & Litigation

Woman punched by highway patrol officer in videotaped incident will get $1.5M settlement

Privacy Law

NCIS trolling for child porn offenders violates Posse Comitatus regulations, 9th Circuit says

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit OKs one late habeas filing, nixes another, says both inmates abandoned by same lawyer

White-Collar Crime

Judge plans to take plea in case over $3M investment-fraud scheme, his lawyer says

International Law

9th Circuit resurrects alien tort suit claiming companies aided child slavery overseas

Attorney Fees

Los Angeles to pay $725K to lawyers in homeless rights case

White-Collar Crime

Clients invested $47M in immigration lawyer’s ethanol plant hoping to get US green cards, feds say

Energy Law

Record $1.4B fine levied against gas company in fatal explosion and fire

Constitutional Law

After stalemate between rancher, armed militia and feds, Nevada prosecutor not rushing to bring case

White-Collar Crime

Former US Attorney takes plea in tax-return case, agrees to pay $290K

Labor & Employment

‘Seismic’ 9th Cir. rulings nix FedEx claim its drivers aren’t employees, could cost company millions

Criminal Procedure

9th Circuit revives pro se habeas petition, says trial court erred in applying ‘prison mailbox’ rule

Trusts & Estates

Federal judge likens Anna Nicole Smith case to ‘Bleak House,’ says 20 years of litigation is enough