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 October in San Francisco may be found here: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/calendar/view.php?hearing=October%20-%20San%20Francisco,%20California&dates=6-10&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.
Monday, October 6, 2014: 9 am, Courtroom 1
Dennis James, Jr. v. J. Puga - California state prisoner Dennis James appeals the district court's summary judgment in his civil rights action alleging that Hayward police officers racially profiled him and used excessive force in arresting him.
Steven Hypolite v. CDC - California prisoner Steven Hypolite appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his action alleging that he was disciplined for refusing to cut his hair on account of his Rastafarian religion.
Garrick Harrington v. A. Scribner - Garrick Harrington appeals the district court's judgment, entered following a jury verdict, in his civil rights action alleging that he and other African American inmates at Corcoran state prison were subjected to four months of lockdown conditions.
Monday, October 6, 2014: 9 am, Courtroom 3
USA v. F. Whittemore - F. Whittemore appeals his jury conviction of making excessive campaign contributions, making contributions (to Senator Harry Reid) in the name of another, and causing a false statement to a federal agency.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014: 9 am, Courtroom 1
John Silvis v. R. Davis - John Silvis appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his action alleging deliberate indifference to medical needs in the treatment of his benign brain tumor while he was a civil detainee housed at Coalinga State Hospital.
John Rezner v. Unicredit Bank AG - John Rezner appeals the district court's judgment, on remand, in his RICO action alleging a scheme of fraudulent tax shelters.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 9 am, Courtroom 2
Marquez Briggs v. Anthony Hedgpeth - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition claiming that police officers offered to help the victim qualify for U.S. residency in exchange for his statement.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 9 am, Courtroom 3
Logan Volpicelli v. USA - A taxpayer appeals the district court's dismissal of his petition to correct wrongful levy, challenging the levy of his property to satisfy his father's tax liability.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9 am, Courtroom 1
Simon Cheffins v. Michael Stewart - Simon Cheffins and Gregory Jones appeal the district court's judgment after jury trial in their action under the Visual Artists Rights Act regarding their work "La Contessa," a Spanish galleon replica displayed at the Burning Man festival.
Conservation Congress v. Nancy Finley - Conservation Congress appeals the district court's summary judgment in an action challenging the Beaverslide Timber Sale and Fuel Reduction Project on the basis that it will degrade the habitat of the northern spotted owl.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9 am, Courtroom 3
Regal Stone Limited v. CVS Caremark Corp. - Regal Stone Ltd. and Fleet Management Ltd. appeal the district court's denial of a motion to remand to state court an action concerning the collision of the container ship Cosco Busan with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 9 am, Courtroom 4
Jeffrey Herson v. City of Reno - Jeffrey Herson appeals the dismissal for lack of jurisdiction of his civil rights action alleging that City of Reno's sign ordinance improperly gives greater protection to commercial speech over noncommercial speech.
Jeffrey Herson v. City of Richmond - East Bay Outdoors and Jeffrey Herson appeal from the district court's dismissal of their action challenging the constitutionality of the City of Richmond's current and former billboard ordinances.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 2:30 pm, Courtroom 1
Veronica Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. appeals the district court's order on remand granting in part the motion of a certified consumer class for nationwide injunctive relief on overdraft fees; the class cross-appeals.
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 9 am, Courtroom 3
Cloverdale Rancheria etc. v. Kenneth Salazar - Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California and other plaintiffs appeal the dismissal, based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction and lack of standing, of their action brought against the Secretary of the Interior.
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