The Ninth Circuit now provides live audio streaming of all of its proceedings. Internet users can listen to oral arguments online by visiting www.ca9.uscourts.gov and clicking on links listed under "Live Oral Arguments."
The court has provided public access to digital audio recordings of all oral arguments since 2003. Digital video recordings of 11-judge en banc courts and some three-judge panels have been available since 2010. Digital audio and video files are online at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/.
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.
Links to the court's full calendars of cases may be found on this page: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/calendar/. Listed below are highlights chosen based on the limited case synopses provided by the court on that page. The list includes all cases given 20 or more minutes for oral argument and a selection of others; most of the large number of criminal and immigration cases heard by the court are not included. Each session that includes a case or cases below will thus likely have others for hearing. Names of the assigned judges are added to the calendar listings a week or more before the hearing dates.
Shige Takiguchi v. Junzo Suzuki - Junzo and Paul Suzuki appeal from the preliminary injunction freezing their assets in a putative class action arising out of an alleged Ponzi scheme involving the Suzukis and MRI International, Inc.
Crazy Ely Western Village, LLC v. City of Las Vegas - Crazy Ely Western Village and others appeal from the preliminary injunction in an action challenging Las Vegas Municipal Code sections 6.50.475(F)-(L), regulating on-site alcohol displays and advertisements by vendors of alcohol.
USA v. William Aubrey - William Aubrey appeals his jury conviction and sentence for conversion and misapplication of funds from a tribal organization; and embezzlement, theft, misapplication and conversion of money and funds from a tribal organization.
USA v. Larry Amaro - Larry Amaro, Gerardo Mora, Jason Hanson, and Ernest Killinger appeal their drug-trafficking convictions arising out of operations of the Nuestra Familia prison gang.
USA v. Anthony McGee - Anthony McGee appeals his conviction of possession of a firearm while a felon, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense.
USA v. Abel Montoya-Gaxiola - Abel Montoya-Gaxiola and Rosario Montoya-Gaxiola appeal the criminal judgments in a case in which they were convicted of illegal reentry after deportation and being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Center for Biological Diversity v. Susan Skalski - Environmental groups appeal from an order denying their motion to supplement the administrative record and denying a preliminary injunction to enjoin logging in the Stanislaus National Forest in California.
Miguel Sifuentes v. P. Brazelton - Warden P.D. Brazelton appeals the district court's order granting California state prisoner Miguel Sifuentes's 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his capital murder conviction. [4:09-cv-02902-PJH]
USA v. Ryan Masters - Ryan Masters appeals his conviction and sentence for conspiracy, possession of 15 or more counterfeit or unauthorized access devices, and aggravated identity theft. [2:12-cr-00145-MMD-GWF-1]
Jose Zumel v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of the Philippines petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him inadmissible as an alien who engaged in terrorist activities.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. v. Seamaster Logistics, Inc. - Seamaster Logistics, Inc., appeals and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. cross-appeals the district court's judgment, following a bench trial, in two consolidated cases concerning fraudulent shipping contracts.
First Southern National Bank v. Sunnyslope Housing LP - First Southern National Bank, a creditor, appeals and Sunnyslope Housing, L.P., a debtor, cross-appeals the district court's affirmance in part of the bankruptcy court's confirmation of a chapter 11 plan of reorganization.
First Southern National Bank v. Sunnyslope Housing LP - First Southern National Bank appeals the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's orders regarding confirmation of the chapter 11 plan of Sunnyslope Housing, L.P.; Sunnyslope cross-appeals.
USA v. Paulino Lopez-Rivas - Paulino Lopez-Rivas appeals his jury conviction and sentence for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana.
City & County of San Francisco v. US Dept of Transportation - The City and County of San Francisco appeals the district court's dismissal of its action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to compel the U.S. Department of Transportation to exercise more stringent oversight of the California PUC.
Van Henry Jordan, Jr. v. Carolyn W. Colvin - Van Henry Jordan, Jr. appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Jordan's application for supplemental security income under Title XVI of the Social Security Act.
Pinpoint Holdings v. Vezer Industrial Professionals - Pinpoint Holdings, Inc., appeals from an interlocutory order denying its motion for partial summary judgment on the express indemnity claim asserted by third-party plaintiff Vezer Industrial Professionals, Inc.
USA v. David Busby - David Busby appeals his conviction and sentence for possessing and accessing with the intent to view child pornography.
Johnny Amaro v. Carolyn W. Colvin - Johnny Amaro appeals from a decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of an application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.
Volvo Constr Equipment Rents v. NRL Rentals - Volvo Construction Equipment Rents appeals from the judgment in favor of NRL Rentals and others in a diversity action alleging various torts arising from the failure of two Volvo Construction Equipment Rents franchise operations.
Mark Pray v. Craig Farwell - Nevada state prisoner Mark Pray appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction of first-degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon.
Richard Boyer v. Kevin Chappell - A California state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction and capital sentence for double murder during a robbery.
Gregory Bos v. Board of Trustees - A chapter 7 debtor appeals the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment after trial in an adversary proceeding regarding the dischargeability of an arbitration award.
Double Bogey LP v. Sylvester Enea - Double Bogey, L.P., appeals the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's judgment after trial in an adversary proceeding alleging that a debt was nondischargeable because it arose out of defalcation by a fiduciary.
IBEW Local 595 v. B-Side Inc. - Counter-defendant B-Side, Inc., a general contractor, appeals from the district court's summary judgment finding it liable under California law for the labor law violations of a subcontractor.
Randel Lane v. Clark County - Randel Lane appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment in his employment discrimination action under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Nhia Vang v. Steven Decker - Three Hmong couples who had been criminally charged for attempting to procure military grade weapons and overthrow the government of Laos appeal from the dismissal of their action, brought after the dismissal of the underlying criminal case.
Deniz Bolbol v. Feld Entertainment, Inc. - Animal rights activists appeal from the district court's judgment in favor of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in a diversity action alleging mistreatment of animals.
USA v. Thomas Grossi, Sr. - Thomas Grossi, Sr. and Lauretta Weimer appeal the district court's denial of their motion for attorneys' fees, arising from a civil drug asset forfeiture action against real property at 2638 Market Street in Oakland, California.
USA v. Andrew Katakis - The United States appeals the district court's order granting Andrew Katakis's motion for judgment of acquittal on a count charging obstruction of justice.
Diane Maggi v. Creative Health Care Services - Diane Maggi appeals the district court's summary judgment in her Title VII action against Creative Health Care Services, Inc.
John Sender v. Franklin Resources, Inc. - Briefs filed under seal.
Joseph Cordero v. Miraval Holding - Joseph Cordero appeals the district court's summary judgment on his claims of retaliation and failure to accommodate under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.