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1394 ABA Journal 9th Circuit Court articles.

School must recognize Christian student club with anti-same-sex-marriage affirmation, en banc appeals court says

An en banc federal appeals court has ordered a California school district to reinstate a Fellowship of Christian Athletes club that was not recognized because of its required anti-same-sex-marriage affirmation for student leaders.

State can’t rely on ‘gossamers of speculation’ to justify ban on gun marketing to minors, 9th Circuit says

A law that bans truthful firearms advertising that appeals to minors should be blocked, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Lawyer’s timeshare-donation tax shelter was ‘more of a bogus tax scheme,’ 9th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.46 million penalty against a lawyer who promoted a timeshare-donation tax shelter that overvalued the properties.

Law banning transgender students from female sports likely unconstitutional, 9th Circuit says

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled for a transgender college student who challenged an Idaho law that bars transgender athletes from participating in women’s and girls' student sports in public schools.

9th Circuit dissenters take aim at state-created danger doctrine

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco should narrow the state-created danger doctrine, according to four judges who dissented when the appeals court refused to grant an en banc rehearing in a lawsuit over a mother’s drowning of her 10-month-old twins.

Biden administration will appeal decision blocking its tough asylum policy

The Biden administration is appealing a federal judge’s decision blocking an immigration rule that presumes that noncitizens at the southern border are ineligible for U.S. asylum unless they have an appointment or qualify for other limited exceptions.

Which judges are on GOP presidential candidate’s SCOTUS short list?

Republican 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is taking a cue from former President Donald Trump by releasing a short list of judges he would consider for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Employers not liable for spread of COVID-19 to workers’ homes, California high court says

Employers are not responsible for the spread of COVID-19 from their employees to their employees’ family members, according to a ruling from the California Supreme Court.

SCOTUS upholds law that bans ‘encouraging or inducing’ illegal immigration

A federal law that bans “encouraging or inducing” illegal immigration does not violate the First Amendment when it is properly interpreted, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision Friday.

Misogynistic rap music in workplace can constitute sex discrimination, 9th Circuit says

Sexually derogatory and violent rap music played in the workplace can foster a hostile work environment that constitutes sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Supreme Court gives Jack Daniel’s a chance to prove infringement in ‘Bad Spaniels’ trademark parody case

There is no “special First Amendment protection” for product parodies that use trademarks as their own trademarks, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case involving Jack Daniel’s and the maker of a parody dog toy.

Is the word ‘alien’ objectionable? Federal appeals judge sees ‘no need to bowdlerize’ decisions and laws

A federal appeals judge who announced plans to boycott Yale Law School students for clerkships is taking aim at his colleagues for using the word “noncitizen” instead of “alien."

Weekly Briefs: ‘Zero matrimonial knowledge’ judge gets reprimand; judge adopts AI policy

Judge sanctioned after disclaiming family law knowledge

The New Jersey Supreme Court publicly reprimanded Judge Michael J. Kassel of the Camden County Superior Court in New Jersey on Wednesday

Appeals court decision allowing release of Sackler family from opioid liability deepens circuit split

A federal appeals court has upheld a bankruptcy plan for Purdue Pharma that shielded the company’s owners from liability in civil opioid lawsuits in exchange for their agreement to contribute up to $6 billion to resolve the litigation.

9th Circuit rejects claim that illegal reentry law violated defendant’s right to equal protection

A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a defendant’s claim that his Fifth Amendment equal protection rights were violated by a law making it a crime to reenter the United States after deportation.

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