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. The court's full calendar for July in San Francisco may be found here: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/calendar/view.php?hearing=July%20-%20San%20Francisco,%20California&dates=7-11&year=2014. The listings below are highlights chosen based entirely on the limited case synopses provided by the court on that page.
JULY 7, 9 am, Courtroom 1: Dominic Dean Adams v. USA - A federal prisoner seeks authorization to file a second or successive 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion, claiming that Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455 (2012), should apply to his functional equivalent of a life sentence imposed on a minor.
JULY 8, 9 am, Courtroom 1: Fifty-Six Hope Road Music v. A.V.E.L.A. - Defendants appeal and plaintiffs cross-appeal the district court's judgment after jury trial in an action under the Lanham Act regarding the use of Bob Marley images on apparel and other merchandise.
JULY 9, 9 am, Courtroom 1: John Hernandez v. Kevin Broin - John Hernandez and Leslie Scales appeal from the district court's summary judgment in their 42 U.S.C. ï¿½§ 1983 action arising from the death of their son, who allegedly died after drinking contaminated creek water in Medocino County.
Nathalie Van v. Wal-Mart Stores - Nathalie Van appeals from summary judgment and award of costs in her action against defendant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. alleging claims for false imprisonment and defamation arising out of a brief detention of her twelve year old son.
Jerry Lum v. County of San Joaquin - The City of Lathrop, the County of San Joaquin, and individual police officers appeal from the denial of qualified immunity in a 42 U.S.C. ï¿½§ 1983 action brought by the family of Jeremy Lum, who drowned after being released from jail.
USA v. Wayne Mounts and USA v. Gino Carlucci - Waune Mounts and Gino Carlucci appeal their convictions and sentences arising out of an investment fraud scheme.
JULY 9, 3 pm, Courtroom 1: (one case; does not appear significant or of general interest)
JULY 10, 9 am, Courtroom 1: Edward Zimbelman v. S Nevada Regional Housing Auth - Edward Zimbelman, a registered sex offender, appeals from the district court's denial of his motion for a preliminary injunction, in his action under the Housing Act, seeking to prevent the termination of his federal housing subsidy and tenancy.
JULY 11, 9 am, Courtroom 1: Pharmaceutical Research & Manu v. County of Alameda - Three pharmaceutical trade organizations appeal from summary judgment in an action challenging, under the dormant Commerce Clause, Alameda County's ordinance and related regulations requiring pharmaceutical producers to collect unused medicines.
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