9th Circuit Court

1289 ABA Journal 9th Circuit Court articles.

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…

Over 200 allegations of abuse of migrant children; only 1 federal employee disciplined

From 2009 to 2014, at least 214 complaints were filed against federal agents for abusing or mistreating migrant children. According to the Department of Homeland Security’s records, only one employee was disciplined as a result of a complaint.
SCOTUS to consider implied right to sue in case of Mexican boy shot and killed by US border guard

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider once again whether the family of a Mexican teen has an implied right to sue in U.S. courts for his fatal cross-border…

4th Circuit rules rescission of DACA was arbitrary and capricious

A second federal appeals court has rejected the federal government’s rescission of a program that defers deportation for immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.

The 4th U.S. Circuit…

9th Circuit allows remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers to continue pending appeal
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court agreed to allow the Trump administration to continue enforcing its remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers while a lower court injunction is appealed.
Ruling in law firm’s case, 9th Circuit upholds structure of US consumer agency

Another federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—this time in an appeal by a law firm challenging a civil investigative…

Lawsuit over killing of Idaho gray wolves can proceed, 9th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services for killing gray wolves in mountainous parts of Idaho without updating the potential impact…

Former NFL players fail to move painkillers lawsuit forward

In the latest ruling regarding the NFL’s alleged “return-to-play” scheme, a federal judge held that retired players failed to prove that the league was responsible for handing out painkillers and…

AG Barr orders detention of some asylum-seekers who pass credible fear interviews pending case resolution
Updated: On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the detention of some asylum-seekers pending resolution of their cases, even though they were able to show a credible fear of persecution or torture in their home countries.
Full 9th Circuit won’t review decision barring prosecution of homeless for sleeping on public property
A federal appeals court has left undisturbed a decision holding that homeless people can’t be prosecuted for sleeping on public property unless alternative shelter is available.
SCOTUS rejects deportable immigrants’ argument against no-bail detention after arrest delay
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal immigration law requires no-bail civil detention of some potentially deportable immigrants, even if they are arrested years after their release from prison.
Former general counsel’s award of nearly $8M upheld; he claimed he was fired for whistleblowing

A federal appeals court has upheld all but $2.96 million of a nearly $11 million federal jury award obtained by a whistleblowing former general counsel of Bio-Rad Laboratories.

The 9th…

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