9th Circuit Court

Law Firms

9th Circuit judges say little of their thinking at hearing on unfinished law firm business clawbacks

Legal Ethics

9th Circuit upholds sanction against ‘copyright trolling’ lawyers who sued porn downloaders

Constitutional Law

En banc 9th Circuit upholds California law requiring ‘good cause’ for concealed carry

Real Estate & Property Law

9th Circuit OKs legal fees in failed suit over school bus converted to look like Spanish galleon

Copyright Law

9th Circuit strikes copyright suit against Madonna over horn sample in ‘Vogue’

Second Amendment

Second Amendment includes right to buy and sell arms, 9th Circuit says in zoning case

Trials & Litigation

9th Circuit removes judge who slashed attorney fees from BarBri antitrust class action

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

Judiciary

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

Judiciary

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

Judiciary

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