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 August in San Francisco may be found here: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/calendar/view.php?hearing=August%20-%20San%20Francisco,%20California&dates=11-15,%2027&year=2014. The listings below are highlights chosen based entirely on the limited case synopses provided by the court on that page. Virtually every session includes criminal and immigration cases, most of which are not listed here.
HIGHLIGHT: Appeal by City of San Jose challenging the Commissioner of Baseball's refusal to allow the Oakland A's to move to San Jose ...
Before Judges Silverman and Clifton, Circuit Judges, and Watson (Hawaii, District Judge)
Lionel Garcon v. Union Pacific Railway Company - Lionel and Marie Garcon appeal pro se the district court's summary judgment in favor of Union Pacific Railroad Co. in the Garcons' diversity action, alleging that Union Pacific engaged in reckless and dangerous acts leading to the death of their son.
USA v. German Acosta-Salinas - German Acosta-Salinas appeals his conviction by conditional guilty plea and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326.
Before Kozinski, Chief Judge; and Silverman and Clifton, Circuit Judges
David Litmon, Jr. v. Kamala Harris - David Litmon appeals from the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action challenging a California statute requiring that sexually violent predators register in person every ninety days to verify their address and employer.
City of San Jose v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball - The City of San Jose appeals the dismissal of its antitrust action challenging the Commissioner of Baseball's refusal to permit the Athletics baseball club to move from Oakland to San Jose.
Before Hawkins, Thomas and McKeown, Circuit Judges
(no cases to highlight)
Before Kozinski, Chief Judge; and McKeown and Clifton, Circuit Judges
Marcus May v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan #1 - AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan No. 1 appeals the district court's summary judgment in an ERISA action regarding the denial of a claim for short-term disability benefits. [
Elaine Murphy v. William Sloan - Elaine Mary Murphy appeals the district court's judgment in her action under the Hague Convention for the return of a child.
Jonathan Reyes v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his application for deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture.
Before Tashima, McKeown, and Clifton, Circuit Judges
Marshall Field v. American Mortgage Express - Marshall Field appeals the district court's judgment in favor of American Mortgage Express Corp. in Field's diversity putative class action alleging failure to pay wages and accrued vacation at termination, in violation of the California Labor Code.
USA v. Suibin Zhang - Subin Zhang appeals his conviction of misappropriation of trade secrets from Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
USA v. Heidi Haischer - Heidi Haischer appeals her jury conviction and sentence for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349, and wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343, arising from fraudulent information in loan applications.
Before McKeown and Clifton, Circuit Judges; and Ezra (Texas Western), District Judge
USA v. John Sinagra - John Sinagra appeals his jury conviction of Obtaining Information By Computer from a Protected Computer, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1030(a)(2), (c)(2)(B)(i)&(iii), and Aggravated IdentityTheft, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(a)(1).
Wendy Collier v. Reliastar Life Insurance - Wendy Collier appeals the district court's judgment in her diversity action brought against Reliastar Life Insurance Company, alleging that Reliastar had wrongfully terminated long term disability benefits that it had been paying her.
Dalia Rashdan (Mohamed) v. Marc Geissberger - Dalia Rashdan appeals the district court's summary judgment in her Title VI action against the University of the Pacific and various instructors and administrators.
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