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  • Ninth Circuit: LAPD Officer Entitled to Qualified Immunity in Shooting

    08/31/2019 5:18:51 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 31 replies
    Metropolitan News-Enterprise ^ | August 22, 2019 | MetNews Staff Writer
    The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held yesterday that a Los Angeles Police Department officer is entitled to qualified immunity in an action based on his nonfatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy who was in a group of four youths in an alley, one of whom was perceived by the officer to be holding a gun on one of the others. Officer Miguel Gutierrez fired his weapon, grazing the back of Jamar Nicholson Green, who was the boy believed to be holding a weapon (which was actually a toy pistol with an orange cap). Gutierrez participated in the decision...
  • Idaho must provide sex reassignment surgery for trans inmate, Ninth circuit court rules

    08/26/2019 6:03:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/26/2019 | By Tim Fitzsimons
    Depriving a transgender inmate with severe gender dysphoria of sex reassignment surgery is a form of “cruel and unusual punishment,” a federal appeals court ruled Friday, affirming a lower court ruling. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the state of Idaho to provide the surgery for trans inmate Adree Edmo. The ruling is the first time an appeals court has ordered a state to provide gender-affirming surgery to a prisoner, and the decision is at odds with a ruling issued earlier this year by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Idaho's Republican governor, Brad Little, vowed to...
  • Sanctuary ruling: A little reminder from the 9th Circuit that judges matter

    07/15/2019 3:09:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 7/14/19 | Monica Showalrer
    No UN-recommended census question on citizenship, no ending of the arbitrary Obama DACA executive order (which had been rejected in Congress), no measly $6 billion for a border wall to stop a border surge of more than a million expected illegal invaders, no ability to even change one's legal team. The leftist courts up until now have always found merit on the thwart-Trump side, saying yes to any activist request, including the really stupid one from the Sierra Club, with the Supreme Court ruling that yes, the Sierra Club has a right to enjoy its scenery so President Trump can't...
  • Ninth Circuit Sides With Trump Administration

    07/13/2019 6:35:33 AM PDT · by Boomer · 24 replies
    MAGA News ^ | 7/12/2019 | MAGA Student
    The 9th Circuit has ruled for the Trump Administration, allowing them to refuse money for cities that do not comply with federal immigration enforcement.
  • Appeals court denies demands to halt Trump abortion referral 'gag rule'

    07/11/2019 2:00:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-11-2019 | Jesse Hellmann
    A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that the Trump administration can proceed with its overhaul of the Title X family planning program, setting aside demands to halt a recent decision allowing the administration to enforce a "gag rule" for abortion referrals. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against emergency petitions that sought to block the rule from taking effect while the changes are being challenged in court. That means the administration can enforce the rules, which block abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from the Title X program and bans providers in that program from referring women for...
  • Senate confirms Trump judicial nominee to California-based 9th Circuit

    07/09/2019 4:20:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies ^ | 7/9/19 | Hailey Fuchs
    <p>The Senate on Tuesday confirmed another of President Trump’s nominees to the California-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, increasing the number of Republican-appointed judges on what is widely considered the country’s most liberal appellate court.</p> <p>Daniel Bress received party-line support in the 53-to-45 vote.</p>
  • Appeals court lets Trump’s military transgender ban stand while judge reconsiders case

    06/14/2019 2:34:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 14, 2019 | Maura Dolan
    A San Francisco-based federal appeals court ordered a judge Friday to reconsider her ruling against President Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from the military. In a unanimous, unsigned order, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals told a federal district judge in the state of Washington to take into account executive privileges in reweighing her decision. The U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on the judge’s nationwide injunction in January, allowing the ban to take effect while the government appealed to the 9th Circuit. Friday’s decision continued that hold. Gay rights lawyers who brought the...
  • Idaho’s Republican senators have bill to split 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

    06/13/2019 8:40:14 AM PDT · by Twotone · 22 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | June 12, 2019 | Cynthia Sewell
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction over Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Idaho U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, both Republicans, say this is too much territory and the court is overloaded with cases. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the largest in the nation, covering 20 percent of its population, according to Crapo. It accounts for nearly a third of all pending federal appeals and takes an average of 13 months to decide a case, which is almost five months...
  • Trump, calling for legal appeal, slams ‘activist Obama appointed judge’ over border wall ruling

    05/25/2019 3:09:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Saturday ripped into what he described as an “activist Obama appointed judge” after a federal judge blocked the administration’s plan to reallocate money to building a wall on the southern border with Mexico. “Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the Southern Wall that is already under construction,” he said. “This is a ruling against Border Security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking.” Trump went on to say that the administration is asking for “an expedited appeal.” U.S District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam’s ruling late Friday temporarily...
  • Destiny: POTUS set to transform historically Left-wing 9th Circuit into a constitutional court

    05/17/2019 6:49:51 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/17/19 | Jon Dougherty
    For decades the U.S Ninth Circuit Court, which embodies Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Guam, and Hawaii, has been populated with Left-wing judicial activists who rule not in accordance with existing law or the Constitution but in alliance with their liberal principles. In the process, the Ninth Circuit has become one of the most overturned of all federal judiciaries by the U.S. Supreme Court. But thanks to POTUS Donald Trump and his dedication to appointing constitutionalists to the federal judiciary, things are about to change for the Ninth Circuit, much to the chagrin of the Marxist Democrats...
  • Trump on Track to Flip the Ninth Circuit to Republican by 2020

    05/16/2019 9:51:18 PM PDT · by MNDude · 14 replies
    With the confirmation of Kenneth Kiyul Lee to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, President Trump is on track to flip the notoriously liberal court to Republican by 2020. According to National Review's Ed Whelan, Lee will be filling a seat that was held for decades by "arch-activist Stephen Reinhardt." And there's nothing but good news for Republicans on the horizon, Whelan says: Up soon for a floor vote—next week, I hope—should be Ninth Circuit nominee Daniel P. Collins. [Update (3 p.m.): Cloture has been filed on the Collins nomination, so it should be voted on next week.] Collins...
  • Supreme Court rejects ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio challenge to criminal prosecutor appointment

    04/29/2019 6:34:05 PM PDT · by Coronal · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 29, 2019 | Melissa Quinn
    Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio lost his bid at the Supreme Court on Monday challenging a lower court’s appointment of a special prosecutor in his criminal case. Arpaio earned a national reputation for harsh conditions in the Arizona prisons he ran for a quarter century, before losing his 2016 reelection bid. Arpaio was found in criminal contempt of court in 2017 for not following a judge’s orders to stop traffic patrols that targeted illegal immigrants. President Trump then pardoned the former Maricopa County sheriff. Arpaio, 86, is now attempting to vacate his conviction. At issue in the Supreme Court...
  • California Judge Issued Stay on Magazine Ban to Protect Gun Owners

    04/24/2019 10:15:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Honorable Roger T. Benitez issued a stay on his own ruling to protect the hundreds of thousands of people who imported magazines into California while his ruling stood. He did that as a preemptive strike against the Ninth Circuit issuing a stay without the protection for those who had purchased magazines while it was in effect. He had a choice, issue the stay under his conditions, or have the Ninth Circuit issue the stay under their conditions. He chose wisely.The Summary Judgment ruling on Duncan v. Becerra was made on on 29 March, 2019. At that point it...
  • Cities Can’t Punish Homeless People For Sleeping On Street, Court Affirms

    04/20/2019 5:59:53 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 4/5/2019 | Sarah Ruiz-Grossman
    A federal court upheld its previous ruling that cities cannot criminalize homeless people for sleeping outdoors if they have no adequate alternatives. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, rejected a petition Monday for a rehearing from the city of Boise, Idaho, in the case of Martin v. Boise. The court essentially maintained its September 2018 ruling that prosecuting or otherwise punishing homeless people for sleeping on the street if they have nowhere else to go qualifies as “cruel and unusual punishment” and is unconstitutional. The September ruling applied to all cities in the 9th Circuit’s...
  • Judicial Watch: Supreme Court Moves to Overturn Conviction of Veteran Fined and Jailed for Digging..

    04/15/2019 4:08:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 15, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Supreme Court Moves to Overturn Conviction of Veteran Fined and Jailed for Digging Ponds on his Rural Montana Property SCOTUS overturned decision upholding Robertson’s conviction and remanded the case so that the indictment could be dismissed and the lien cancelled(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the Supreme Court of the United States has overturned a lower court decision affirming the conviction of Joseph Robertson, a 78-year-old veteran now deceased who was sentenced to prison for digging ditches on his rural Montana property to protect the area surrounding his home from wildfires. Judicial Watch had...
  • Judge orders feds to give asylum seekers chance to make bail

    04/05/2019 6:07:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 5, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge on Friday ordered the federal government to either quickly bring asylum seekers to a judge to argue for bail or else release the migrants outright, in a ruling that deals another blow to President Trump’s attempts to crack down on the border crisis. Judge Marsha J. Pechman, a Clinton appointee to the bench, said the government cannot hold the asylum-seekers in question for longer than seven days without giving them a chance at a bond hearing. And she ordered that the burden of proof will be on Homeland Security to make the case for why the migrants,...
  • Trump reshapes long-liberal 9th Circuit, as Republican-appointed judges gain seats on court

    04/02/2019 5:10:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | Greg Re
    For the first time in more than three decades, Republican-appointed judges will soon occupy nearly half the seats on the left-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals -- dealing a setback to progressive legal advocates who have long seen the court as a safe bet for favorable rulings. The radical transformation of the San Francisco-based court is largely the result of President Trump's aggressive push to nominate conservative judges and bypass traditional consultations with Senate Democrats -- a practice that has led to repeated howls of protest from California's two Democratic senators, Kamala Harris and Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein....
  • 9th Circuit sinks Kate Steinle parents' lawsuit against 'sanctuary city'

    03/26/2019 6:12:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 26, 2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    A federal appeals court ruled Monday the parents of Kate Steinle, who was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in 2015, cannot sue San Francisco for the "sancutary city’s" failure to tell immigration officials about the shooter’s release. Steinle’s parents alleged San Francisco and the city’s former sheriff shared the blamed for their daughter’s death because officials did not notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement when Jose Ines Garcia Zarate got out of jail.
  • Supreme Court sides with Trump on detention of immigrants

    03/19/2019 12:45:39 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 20 replies
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Trump administration by deciding federal officials can detain immigrants at any time for possible deportation after they have served their time in the U.S. for other crimes. The 5-4 decision reversed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which said officials have to detain these immigrants immediately or they are exempt from ever being detained. Justice Samuel Alito delivered the majority opinion for the court, and he was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh. Justices Steven Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor,...
  • U.S. Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on immigration detention

    03/19/2019 10:15:28 AM PDT · by central_va · 25 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | 3/19 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government's authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.