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1366 ABA Journal 9th Circuit Court articles.

ABA asks SCOTUS to preserve long-standing attorney-client privilege

In an amicus brief filed Wednesday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to consider client-lawyer communications privileged, even if the purpose of some of those communications is not to request or give legal advice.

Supreme Court will hear Jack Daniel’s appeal over parody dog toy ‘Bad Spaniels’

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a parody dog toy called “Bad Spaniels” is entitled to protection from trademark infringement and dilution-by-tarnishment claims by Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc.

Deborah Ferguson fights to protect ballot initiative process and other rights in Idaho

“I read a quote recently that said we should think hard about what we owe each other as citizens and human beings,” Deborah Ferguson says. “I believe that.”

Lawyer who missed deadline to watch son’s professional baseball debut gets no sympathy on appeal

Updated: A California lawyer was unable to get his client’s case reinstated when a federal appeals court rejected his excuse for missing a court deadline—that he was in Illinois to see his son’s professional baseball debut.

Beauty pageant had First Amendment right to reject transgender contestant, 9th Circuit rules

A beauty pageant had a First Amendment right to reject a transgender contestant who contended that its “natural born female” eligibility requirement violated Oregon anti-bias law, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Lawyer flubs allowed Politico to access law professor’s election-litigation emails

How did Politico obtain a law professor’s election-litigation emails? It began when a lawyer failed to deactivate a Dropbox link that was created to share documents with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot.

Trump lawyers thought Justice Thomas was their best bet for holding up vote count, emails show

Lawyers representing former President Donald Trump thought that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was their best bet for obtaining a stay that would hold up the vote count in Georgia and delay a congressional vote to certify the 2020 election results.

Weekly Briefs: Cardozo Law will fight junk science with $15M; sheriff convicted for restraint-chair misuse

Cardozo Law will use $15M gift to fight junk science convictions

Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law plans to use a $15 million donation to create a justice clinic that…

2 Trump appointees battle as 9th Circuit upholds chalking tires; dissent accused of analysis by ‘hyperbole’

Two judges appointed by former President Donald Trump sparred Wednesday on whether a city violates the Fourth Amendment by chalking tires without a warrant to enforce parking time limits.

Kagan temporarily blocks Jan. 6 committee subpoena for Arizona GOP leader’s phone records

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on Wednesday issued an administrative stay that blocks a subpoena for a GOP official’s phone records by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack.

SCOTUS accepts case on scope of attorney-client privilege

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide when attorney-client privilege protects “dual-purpose” documents that gave legal advice and also discussed the preparation of tax documents.

Supreme Court will consider social media liability for terrorist attacks

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases that consider the liability of social media companies for content that relays terrorist propaganda and builds support for terrorist groups.

California’s ban on private immigration detention facilities violates supremacy clause, 9th Circuit rules

An en banc federal appeals court ruled Monday that California’s ban on private detention facilities is unconstitutional when applied to facilities used to detain immigrants.

Use of term ‘noncitizen’ is ‘unfortunate trend in caselaw,’ 9th Circuit judge says

A federal appeals judge used a concurrence to criticize his colleagues for using the word “noncitizen” instead of the statutory term “alien” in an immigration opinion last week.

9th Circuit upholds ban on conversion therapy for minors in First Amendment challenge

Washington state’s ban on conversion therapy for minors does not violate the First or 14th Amendments, a federal appeals court ruled on Sept. 6.

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