In December 2013 the 9th Circuit livestreamed the oral arguments in five en banc cases. It is likely the court will livestream some future arguments; visit the court's website www.ca9.uscourts.gov for information.
Digital files containing recordings of court proceedings, increasingly video as well as audio, are available online at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/. This database of cases goes back as far as 2004. The court now uploads audio recordings by noon the day after oral arguments.
The courthouse is just a few blocks from UC Hastings, so you can attend hearings live -- but if your schedule doesn't allow that, there is likely to be some recording available.
The court used to provide a list of cases it deemed to be of significance and general interest, but no longer does so. Links to the court's full calendars of cases may be found on this page: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/calendar/. The listings below are highlights chosen based entirely on the limited case synopses provided by the court on that page; the November and December listings are reasonably complete to show the full range of cases heard by the court, but deleting numbers of the criminal and immigration cases, of which there are many.
Wednesday, December 3, 11 a.m., Courtroom 1, 3rd Floor
Manuel De Jesus Ortega Melendr v. Joseph Arpaio - Sheriff Joseph Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office appeal from a bench trial judgment in an action alleging that defendants engage in a policy or practice of racial profiling and stopping persons without reasonable suspicion.
Monday, December 8, 9 a.m., Courtroom 1, 3rd floor
Michael Warzek v. Frank Chavez - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction of aggravated assault and lewd acts on a child and possession of child pornography. [4:10-cv-02632-PJH]
Robert Morris v. Christopher Long - Robert Morris appeals from the district court's judgment entered following a jury verdict in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging he was subjected to excessive force during a forced blood draw. [1:08-cv-01422-AWI-MJS]
Mark Schwartz v. USA - Mark Schwartz appeals the district court's dismissal of his action alleging that the United States, while executing a final order of criminal forfeiture pursuant to 21 U.S.C. § 853, wrongfully evicted him and changed the locks to his apartment. [4:12-cv-00586-YGR]
Winifred Jiau v. Kaire Poole - Winifred Jiau appeals the dismissal of her habeas corpus petition, and the dismissal of her Bivens action, both of which alleged that she was wrongfully expelled from a residential drug abuse treatment program.
Monday, December 8, 9 a.m., Courtroom 2, 3rd floor
USA v. Brett Depue - Brett Depue appeals his conviction of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud and wire fraud in connection with the submission of fraudulent mortgage applications to finance straw-buyer real estate purchases.
Robert Small v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Jamaica petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of relief based on his convictions.
USA v. Paul Williams, USA v. Mikado Thompson - Paul Williams and Mikado Thompson appeal their convictions and sentences for conspiracy to distribute marijuana; Williams also appeals his conviction for continuing criminal enterprise and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Center for Competitive Politic v. Kamala Harris - The Center for Competitive Politics appeals the district court's denial of its request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the Center from disclosing the names and addresses of its donors to the Internal Revenue Service.
Monday, December 8, 9 a.m., Courtroom 3, 3rd floor
Larry Kirk v. M. Salinas - Former California state prisoner Larry W. Kirk appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction and 16-month sentence for attempting to make terrorist threats and misdemeanor battery.
German Zuniga-Hurtado v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his motion to terminate proceedings, and seeks review of the district court's finding that he is not a United States citizen.
G. M. v. Dry Creek Joint Elem Sch Dist - A student and his parents appeal the district court's summary judgment on claims under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Tuesday, December 9, 9 a.m., Courtroom 1, 3rd floor
WB Partners v. CIR - A corporate taxpayer appeals the Tax Court's denial of its petition for redetermination of federal income tax deficiencies and penalties.
Tuesday, December 9, 9 a.m., Courtroom 2, 3rd floor
Fox Test Prep v. Facebook, Inc. - BRIEFS SEALED (But you can see a redacted brief at http://tinyurl.com/FoxTestPrepBrief - case is appeal of denial of class certification in breach of contract case involving Facebook advertisers.)
Hal Levitte v. Google Inc. - Hal Levitte appeals the district court's order denying his motion for class certification in his diversity action seeking to certify a nationwide class of all advertisers whose ads appeared on webpages known as parked domains and error pages.
Bernard Picot v. Dean Weston - Bernard Picot appeals the district court's dismissal for lack of in personam jurisdiction of Picot's diversity action brought against Dean Weston seeking declaratory relief and damages for intentional interference with contractual relations.
Tuesday, December 9, 9 a.m., Courtroom 3, 3rd floor
Miae Decovich v. Anthem Life Ins Co - Miae Decovich appeals the district court's summary judgment in her ERISA action challenging the denial of her claim for disability benefits.
David Hill v. T. Virga - A California state prisoner appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of second-degree murder with a peace-officer special circumstance and other offenses.
Wednesday, December 10, 9 a.m., Courtroom 1, 3rd floor
Bernardo Salado-Alva v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his motion to reopen alleging ineffective assistance of his former counsel.
PTF for Operating Engineers v. Yahoo! Inc. - Pension Trust Fund for Operating Engineers appeals the dismissal for failure to state a claim of its securities fraud action against Yahoo! Inc.
USA v. Albert Hernandez, Jr. - Albert Hernandez, Jr. appeals his jury conviction and sentence for eight counts of sexually exploiting a child, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2251(a).
Wednesday, December 10, 9 a.m., Courtroom 2, 3rd floor
USA v. George Windley - Briefs filed under seal.
Bridget Morton v. ALS Servs USA Corp - Bridget and Jamie Morton appeal the district court's summary judgment in their Title VII action alleging discrimination and retaliation in their employment as laboratory technicians.
Wednesday, December 10, 9 a.m., Courtroom 3, 3rd floor
USA v. Robert Ergonis - Briefs filed under seal.
USA v. Michael Quiel, USA v. Stephen Kerr - Michael Quiel and Stephen Kerr appeal their convictions of subscribing false tax returns (both appellants) and failing to report foreign bank accounts (Kerr only).
Thursday, December 11, 9:30 a.m., Courtroom 1, 3rd floor
Conrad Zapien v. Michael Martel - a 30-minute argument, Zapien appears to be a death row prisoner.
Thursday, December 11, 9 a.m., Courtroom 2, 3rd floor
Jess Arndell v. Robinson Belaustegui Sharp etc - Jess and Suzanne Arndell appeal the district court's dismissal of their diversity legal malpractice action against Robison, Belaustegui, Sharp & Low and individual attorneys, alleging that defendants committed legal malpractice.
IATSE Local 720 v. InSync Show Productions - InSync Show Productions, Inc., appeals the district court's grant of a union's petition for arbitration concerning a collective bargaining agreement.
USA v. Nolan McDermott - Nolan McDermott appeals the district court's decision affirming his conviction, following a jury trial before a magistrate judge, for possession of marijuana on public lands.
Thursday, December 11, 9 a.m., Courtroom 3, 3rd floor
Paul Harrington v. EquiTrust Life Ins Co - Paul Harrington appeals the district court's summary judgment in his RICO action alleging a fraudulent scheme for the marketing of deferred indexed annuities; defendant cross-appeals.
USA v. Robert White
Friday, December 12, 9 a.m., Courtroom 1, 3rd floor
Fesehaye Habte v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Eritrea petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture and his motion to reopen asserting change country conditions.
Sunita Sethi v. Seagate US LLC Grp Disability - Sunita Sethi appeals the district court's summary judgment in her ERISA action challenging the termination of long term disability benefits.
Natalia Sidiakina v. James Bertoli - Natalia A. Sidiakina appeals the dismissal of her action under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act challenging California state courts' policy regarding appointment of counsel for parties with disabilities.
C&S Company v. Cynthia Nelson - C&S Co., a creditor, appeals the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's order sustaining the objection of the chapter 11 trustee to the C&S's proof of claim following arbitration.
Friday, December 12, 9 a.m., Courtroom 2, 3rd floor
David Gauntlett v. Illinois Union Insurance Co - David Gauntlett dba Gauntlett & Associates appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Illinois Union Insurance Company in Gauntlett's diversity insurance coverage action.
Michael Ewert v. Ebay, Inc. - Michael Ewert on behalf of himself and others appeals the district court's judgment, pursuant to a dismissal of a putative class Ebay sellers and a summary judgment on the remaining claims, in favor of eBay, Inc. in plaintiffs diversity action.
Friday, December 12, 9 a.m., Courtroom 3, 3rd floor
Terry Kitchen, Jr. v. Marion Spearman - A California state prisoner seeks authorization to file a second or successive 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition, challenging his conviction as cruel and unusual because it is the functional equivalent of a life sentence.
John Loudermilk v. Julie Rhodes - John and Tiffany Loudermilk appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their action alleging constitutional violations arising from a warrantless search of their home by Child Protective Services in response to anonymous reports.
Ronald Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank - Ronald Gutierrez appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of his diversity putative class action against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. alleging, among other things, violations of the California Business & Professions Code § 17200.
Ruiz Food Products v. Catlin Syndicate Limited - Ruiz Food Products, Inc. appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Catlin Syndicate Limited in Ruiz's diversity action, alleging breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and declaratory relief.
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