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; most of the civil cases to be heard are listed, but many of the large number of criminal and immigration cases heard by the court have been deleted.
Augustine Fallay v. CCSF - Augustine Fallay appeals from the district court's dismissal of his action arising from his termination with the City and County of San Francisco's Department of Building Inspection and his subsequent criminal prosecution.
USA v. Ronald Salado - Ronald Salado appeals his jury conviction and sentence for conspiracy, mail fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering, arising from a scheme to defraud almond growers and processors.
Maya Arce v. John Huppenthal - Plaintiffs Arizona students and teachers appeal and state officials cross-appeal the district court's judgment in plaintiffs' action challeging Ariz. Rev. Stat. 15-112, which limits school districts' ability to provide certain race-related curricula.
Kevin Camp v. Dwight Neven - Nevada state prisoner Kevin Camp appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of murder by child abuse.
Robert Jenkins v. Perry - California state prisoner Robert Jenkins appeals from the district court's judgment, entered following a jury trial, in his action alleging that prison officials failed to protect him, violation of his Eighth Amendment rights.
Miriam Flores v. John Huppenthal - Plaintiffs appeal the district court's order vacating its prior consent order and declaratory judgment that Arizona public school policies and practices for English language learner students violated the Equal Educational Opportunities Act.
USA v. Oshan Cook - Oshan Cook appeals his conviction of conspiracy to possess MDMA with the intent to distribute, possession of MDMA with the intent to distribute, and possession of more than 100 grams of LSD with the intent to distribute.
Horace Sublett v. David Robertson - Arizona state prisoner Horace Sublett appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging deliberate indifference to medical needs in the treatment of Kaposi sarcoma.
USA v. Jawad "Joe" Quassani - Jawad "Joe" Quassani appeals his jury conviction and sentence for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1349), wire fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1343), and mail fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1341) arising from a mortgage fraud scheme.
JPMCC 2007-C1 Grasslawn Ldg v. Transwest Resort Properties - JPMCC 2007-C1 Grasslawn Lodging, LLC, a creditor, appeals the district court's dismissal as moot of its appeal from the bankruptcy court's confirmation of a chapter 11 plan.
USA v. Kevin Hawkins - Kevin Hawkins appeals the district court's interlocutory order denying his motion to dismiss, on double jeopardy grounds, an indictment charging him with producing child pornography, transporting child pornography, and sex trafficking of a minor.
Kathleen Eckberg v. Carolyn W. Colvin - Kathleen Eckberg appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Eckberg's application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act.
Carlos Vivar Palacios v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Guatemala petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him inadmissible and ineligible for cancellation of removal.
USA v. Jose Hernandez-Lopez - Jose Hernandez-Lopez appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to illegal reentry after deportation 8 U.S.C. § 1326.
Universal Engraving v. Metal Magic - Universal Engraving, Inc. appeals the district court's judgment in favor of Metal Magic, Inc. and its owner in Universal's diversity action alleging a violation of the Arizona Uniform Trade Secrets Act and other causes of action.
Hakan Dincer v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Turkey 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.
USA v. Heiler Barrionuevo-Roblero - Heiler Barrionuevo-Roblero appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to Conspiracy to Transport and Harbor Illegal Aliens and Harboring Illegal Aliens.
Robert Greene v. Executive Coach & Carriage - Robert Greene appeals the district court's judgment in his action for unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Nevada state law.
Jessica Cantrall v. Hartford Financial Services - Jessica Cantrall appeals the district court's dismissal, as time-barred, of her diversity putative class action brought against Hartford Financial Services Group and others alleging she was overcharged for cellular telephone insurance.
Northbay Wellness Group v. Michael Beyries - Northbay Wellness Group, Inc., appeals the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment after trial in an adversary proceeding alleging the nondischargeability of a debt incurred by Michael Beyries.
USA v. Erwin Stamper - Erwin Stamper appeals his jury conviction of conspiracy to assault a fellow inmate, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.
DHA v. State Farm Mutual Automobile - Dameron Hospital Association appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in Dameron's diversity insurance coverage action.
Karen Krushwitz v. University of California - Karen Krushwitz, a former graduate student and graduate assistant, appeals the district court's summary judgment in her disability discrimination action against the University of California.
Matthew Prichard v. Metro. Life Ins Co - Matthew Prichard appeals the district court's summary judgment in his ERISA action challenging the termination of long term disability benefits.
Sun Pacific Marketing Coop v. DiMare Fresh - Sun Pacific Marketing Cooperative, Inc. appeals the district court's judgment, following a bench trial, in favor of DiMare Fresh, Inc. in Sun Pacific's action alleging breach of contract based on an agreement to supply wholesale tomatoes.
Peter Turner v. City & County of San Francisco - Peter Turner appeals from the dismissal of his civil rights action alleging that he was denied due process in connection with his termination from his position as a survey assistant with the San Francisco Department of Public Works.
Sergio De Jesus-Sanchez v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum, withholding and CAT relief, and finding that his conviction for aggravated assault was an aggravated felony and particularly serious crime.
John Ingram v. Vivus Inc - John Ingram appeals the dismissal of his securities fraud action alleging false and misleading statements regarding defendants' anti-obesity drug.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp v. Safeco Insurance Co of America - Safeco Insurance Company of America appeals the district judgment, following a jury trial, in favor of NetBank, with the FDIC as receiver, in NetBank's diversity action alleging breach of contract, arising from a fraudulent lease program.
Michael Nelson v. Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. - Michael Nelson appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. and Zicam, LLC in a diversity action alleging design defect, manufacturing defect and negligence, concerning Zicam Cold remedy Gel Swabs.
USA v. USDC-NVR - The United States petitions for a writ of mandamus directing District Judge Robert Jones to allow attorneys from the Justice Department's Environmental and Natural Resources Division to represent the United States before the district court.
USA v. USDC-NVR - The United States petitions for a writ of mandamus directing District Judge Robert Jones to vacate his December 31, 2013 order denying a motion to permit the appearance of an attorney in the U.S Department of Justice, Tax Division.
Zack Ward v. Apple, Inc. - Briefs filed under seal.
Linda Green v. Herbert Zukerkorn - Chapter 7 trustee Linda S. Green appeals the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's denial of her motion to compel turnover of property.
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