9th Circuit Court

1285 ABA Journal 9th Circuit Court articles.

Afternoon Briefs: First Step Act frees crack cocaine offender; judge vacates port-of-entry asylum rule

A San Antonio man sentenced to life in prison for dealing crack cocaine has been freed under the First Step Act, the criminal justice reform measure that reduces…

New trial won for inmate convicted of plotting wood-chipper murder of federal judge

An inmate convicted in 2016 for seeking hit men to kill those who sent him to prison for scamming an elderly couple has won a new trial.

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Supreme Court lifts injunction that had blocked military funding for border wall

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Strangers in a strange land: ‘Metering’ makes asylum rights meaningless, immigrant advocates say

Metering has created further barriers of all kinds in the legal process, including barriers to finding a pro bono lawyer, to those lawyers’ ability to provide effective representation and even to notifying the immigrants of their hearings. Most concerning to immigrant rights advocates, it leaves immigrants so unsafe that they may be deterred from claiming asylum in the first place.

Will ‘qyburnian resurrection’ enter the lexicon? Judge references ‘Game of Thrones’ in 2 opinions

Judge John Owens has looked to Game of Thrones to illustrate points in at least two opinions that he has written for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at…

9th Circuit rules against bikini baristas, rejects their First Amendment empowerment argument
A federal appeals court has ruled against bikini baristas who challenged ordinances in Everett, Washington, that required them to cover up.
Chemerinsky: A look back at the Supreme Court’s October 2018 term

There was much that was unusual about the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2018 term, writes Erwin Chemerinsky, law dean at the University of California at Berkeley. What should be gleaned?

ADA questions remain over web accessibility cases and the lack of DOJ regulations

Disability rights advocates say web accessibility, the practice of designing and coding websites so that people with disabilities can use them, can be accomplished through simple changes, such as changing color contrast and adding video captions. However, the legal landscape surrounding web accessibility has become more complex.

Lawyers, songs and money: Music that changed the law

Some songs or albums move the law. A band or artist will be involved in a lawsuit so groundbreaking and important that it will set a precedent, either enshrined in law or otherwise binding future generations.

Supreme Court to review rescission of DACA program for immigrants brought to US as children
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider challenges to President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out a program that deferred deportation for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
Union for asylum officers files brief opposing remain-in-Mexico policy
President Donald Trump’s remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers puts migrants in danger and violates U.S. and international law, according to an amicus brief filed by the union for asylum officers.
Lawyer faces Twitter condemnation after arguing immigrant kids don’t need soap or toothbrushes

Updated: A Department of Justice lawyer is taking a drubbing on Twitter after telling a federal appeals court last week that the government is not always required to supply immigrant…

Appeals court allows US to withhold funds from clinics providing abortions and referrals

A federal appeals court on Thursday allowed the Trump administration to withhold federal funds from clinics that provide abortions or referrals for the procedure.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit…

Police who stopped fleeing black man after gun tip didn’t have reason to stop him, 9th Circuit says
Police who received a tip of a black man with a gun in a concealed-carry state did not have reasonable suspicion to stop a black man who ran from their patrol car with flashing lights, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Supreme Court will decide standard for proving racial bias in discrimination suit against Comcast

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether a black-owned media company has to show but-for causation in its Section 1981 discrimination suit against Comcast for failing to carry…

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