9th Circuit Court

1289 ABA Journal 9th Circuit Court articles.

9th Circuit can’t count deceased judge’s vote, Supreme Court rules; pay-equity decision vacated
Judge Stephen ReinhardtJudge Stephen Reinhardt. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated a pay-equity ruling by a…

Trump administration had statutory authority to expedite California border wall, 9th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court has ruled 2-1 that the Trump administration had statutory authority to expedite construction of a border wall and repair existing barriers between California and Mexico.
Former football players ran out of time to sue NFL, 9th Circuit says

Former NFL players who allege they were overmedicated and pressured to return to the field despite injuries that had not fully healed can’t sue the NFL for ending their careers…

Once again, judiciary pushes back date when funds will run out, says this is final extension
Updated: For the third time, the federal judiciary has pushed back the date it expects funds for federal court operations to run out. The funds are expected to be depleted on Jan. 31, according to a press release.
9th Circuit used ‘puzzling’ and too-general excessive-force analysis, Supreme Court says

A federal appeals court erred when it allowed an arrestee’s lawsuit against two police officers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

The Supreme Court ruled the San Francisco-based 9th U.S.…

With four justices dissenting, Supreme Court won’t lift injunction blocking Trump’s new asylum restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to allow President Donald Trump to begin implementing a new policy that allows asylum claims only by immigrants entering the country through points…

9th Circuit: New asylum restrictions likely violate federal law; Bybee wrote opinion

A federal appeals court on Friday refused the Trump administration’s request for a stay of a judge’s decision that blocked new asylum restrictions from taking effect.

The 2-1 opinion…

9th Circuit keeps DACA in place, says decision to end program is likely ‘arbitrary and capricious’
A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a nationwide injunction that bars the Trump administration from phasing out a program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.
New 9th Circuit judge was found guilty of speeding nine times since 2003

A newly confirmed federal appeals judge has been cited for speeding a dozen times over the last two decades, leading to findings or pleas of guilty in nine cases, according…

Judge dismisses Trump from climate change suit, says case can go to trial

A lawsuit blaming the federal government for failing to take action to stop climate change can proceed to trial, but the plaintiffs must proceed without President Donald Trump as a…

House committee advances sweeping judicial reform bills as ABA president urges caution

ABA President Bob Carlson is expressing concern about four federal court bills being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives that would “profoundly affect litigants who seek redress.”

The House…

9th Circuit reinstates First Amendment challenge to cyberstalking law

A federal appeals court has allowed an activist to pursue his First Amendment challenge to Washington state’s cyberstalking law.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the…

9th Circuit rules that sharing IP address is insufficient for copyright infringement

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that a bare internet protocol address is not enough to bring a copyright infringement claim, affirming the…

US says it will appeal injunction barring separation of immigrant families
The Department of Justice plans to appeal a federal judge’s injunction that bars separation of immigrant families.

The administration filed notice of appeal with the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
11th Circuit upholds cash bail system in Georgia town

A federal appeals court has upheld a revised cash bail system in Calhoun, Georgia, that required a hearing within 48 hours of arrest to determine whether a person can be…

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