Tag Archives: Ninth Circuit Court

Court Rules Against Trump On Sanctuary City Funding

The Los Angeles Times reports: A federal appeals court decided 2-1 Wednesday that the Trump administration may not withhold federal funds from immigrant-friendly “sanctuary” cities and counties. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district judge’s ruling in favor of San Francisco and Santa Clara County, which sued over the administration’s threats to withhold money to jurisdictions that ...

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Judge Who Struck Down Prop 8 Dies At Age 87

The San Jose Mercury News report: Stephen Reinhardt, a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 87. Reinhardt was considered to be one of the most liberal judges on the court. President Jimmy Carter appointed Reinhardt to the federal courts in 1980. One of Reinhardt’s most notable high-profile rulings in recent years was a 2012 ...

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CALIFORNIA: Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Gay Porn Actor’s Conviction For Blackmailing Tech Tycoon

Courthouse News Service reports: The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a gay porn actor’s conviction for blackmailing a Florida tech tycoon, ruling that fear of reputational harm supported the government’s federal extortion charges. Teofil Brank was a popular porn actor performing under the stage name Jarec Wentworth when in early 2015 he demanded $1 million from Donald Burns, the chairman ...

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Top Federal Judge Resigns Amid Sex Allegations

CNN reports: A well-known federal judge has resigned Monday after multiple former clerks and junior staffers came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Judge Alex Kozinski, who for many years served as chief judge on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, will resign immediately, according to a statement released by his attorney. He apologizes for his actions ...

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Ninth Circuit Court Affirms Block On Travel Ban

The New York Times reports: A second federal appeals court on Monday ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban. The decision, from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, was the latest in a string of court rulings rejecting the administration’s efforts to limit travel from several predominantly Muslim countries. The administration has already ...

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Ted Cruz Backs Breakup Of Ninth Circuit Court To “Free States Of Corrosive Left Wing Influence” [AUDIO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says that breaking up the 9th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals is “certainly a possibility.” “The 9th Circuit is the largest federal court of appeals,” he said Thursday on “The Jack Riccardi Show.” “I think that’s a topic I can easily see the [Senate] Judiciary Committee taking up, and we’ll have to see ...

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Trump Says He’s “Absolutely” Considering Breaking Up The Ninth Circuit Court For Blocking His Racist Orders

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump said Wednesday that he has “absolutely” considered proposals that would split up the 9th Circuit, where judges have blocked two of his executive actions. “Absolutely, I have,” Trump said of considering 9th circuit breakup proposals during a far-ranging interview with the Washington Examiner at the White House on Wednesday. “There are many people that ...

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Trump Administration Drops Travel Ban Appeals Court Battle, Promises New Immigration Order For Next Week

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s administration said in court documents on Thursday it does not want a larger appellate panel to review a ruling keeping its travel ban on hold and will instead replace the ban. “In so doing, the president will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing further, potentially time-consuming litigation,” the ...

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Hair Furor Blows Fuse IN ALL CAPS After Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Unanimously Rules Against Him

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump has tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT” after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Trump’s also says in the tweet that “THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” In a unanimous decision, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ...

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BREAKING: Appeals Court Rules Against Travel Ban

A three judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just unanimously ruled against Trump’s ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations, virtually guaranteeing a showdown before the US Supreme Court. Story developing…. UPDATE: Ruling the ruling here. UPDATE II: From the Los Angeles Times: The court rejected the Trump administration’s argument that the courts lacked the right ...

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LIVE AUDIO: Appeals Court Hears Travel Ban

Happening right now. Via the Washington Post: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is located in San Francisco. But none of the judges hearing arguments over President Trump’s executive order on immigration are there today. U.S. Circuit Judge Michelle T. Friedland is in her chambers in San Jose, Ca. Senior Circuit Judge William C. Canby Jr. is ...

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Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Gay Man Arrested For “Nudity” At 2011 San Diego Pride Festival

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit over a man’s public nudity citation Tuesday, ruling there is evidence that San Diego police possibly discriminated against him at the annual gay pride event in Balboa Park. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means the lawsuit is headed back to the lower district ...

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SCOTUS Splits 4-4, Upholds Defeat Of Anti-Gay Bid To Upend Mandatory Public Sector Union Fees

In April 2013, Orange County elementary school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs sued the California Teachers Association, arguing that her mandatory union fees meant that she had been unwillingly forced into financially supporting the union’s advertising campaign against the passage of Proposition 8. Friedrich’s suit was joined by the Christian Educators Association International. Which brings us to today. Via The Atlantic: The ...

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GUAM: Court Strikes Down Marriage Ban

Via Pacific Daily News: Guam’s chief federal judge this morning struck down the local law that restricts marriage to opposite-sex couples. A written opinion is expected Monday and the ruling will take effect on Tuesday. In her ruling, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood said the laws denying marriage rights to same-sex couples were unconstitutional, citing a previous decision by the 9th ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the Pacific Daily News: Gov. Eddie Calvo needs to retake civics after he passed the buck on the attorney general’s legal memorandum on gay marriage to lawmakers and voters. Calvo could have made the courageous decision to end discrimination against homosexuals in Guam. Instead, he essentially abdicated his power to enforce our island’s and our nation’s laws to senators ...

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GUAM: AG Directs Territory To Issue Marriage Licenses, Governor Says No

Following a lawsuit filed last week, Guam Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson has declared that same-sex marriage licenses are to be issued immediately, saying that the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court in the case brought against Idaho is applicable. Guam would become the first US territory to issue same-sex marriage licenses, but for now GOP Gov. Eddie Calvo is standing ...

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IDAHO: Plaintiffs Oppose State’s Demand That SCOTUS Hear Marriage Appeal

The National Center for Lesbian Rights today filed a motion which opposes Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s petition that SCOTUS hear an appeal of his state’s same-sex marriage ruling. Equality Case Files has the motion: The Court has already granted four petitions for writs of certiorari to decide the questions presented in this case. There is no cause to add yet ...

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ALASKA: AG Craig Richards To Suspend Marriage Appeal Until SCOTUS Rules

“The Supreme Court announced today that it granted certiorari to four same-sex marriage cases. The court’s order makes it clear that it will address the same issues that are at the heart of the Alaska same-sex marriage case, which is on appeal before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It is anticipated that the numerous ongoing cases across the country ...

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IDAHO: Ninth Circuit Court Denies Gov. Butch Otter’s Demand For En Banc Review

After referring the issue to the full roster of nonrecused judges, the Ninth Circuit Court has denied Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s demand for an en banc rehearing of his same-sex marriage appeal. The National Center For Lesbian Rights reacts: “The Ninth Circuit correctly recognized that there is no need to reconsider the panel’s decision that Idaho’s marriage ban violates basic ...

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IDAHO: Gov. Butch Otter Asks SCOTUS To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter today filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which he demands that they hear the appeal from his state over any others. If this Court is prepared to decide the constitutionality of state man-woman marriage laws – as amicus believes it should – it is important that the Court have before it at least ...

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