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.
The court no longer provides a list of cases it deems of significance and general interest. 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. NOTE: Hastings students, from the Hastings appellate project, are arguing a case on Tuesday!
USA v. James Johnston - James Johnston appeals his conviction and sentence for conspiracy to produce child pornography, receipt of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and conspiracy to travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.
Stanislaus Food Products Co. v. USS-POSCO Industries - Briefs filed under seal.
WildEarth Guardians v. USDA-APHIS - WildEarth Guardians appeals the district court's judgment in its action alleging that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service failed to comply with environmental laws in wildlife management programs.
W. Harkonen v. USDOJ - W. Scott Harkonen, M.D. appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of Harkonen's action against the U.S. Department of Justice, challenging the accuracy of a press release that the U.S. Attorney's office issued.
State of Arizona ex rel. v. USEPA - The State of Arizona ex rel and others petition for review of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's final action concerning a state implementation plan under the Clean Air Act.
Phoenix Cement Co v. USEPA - Phoenix Cement Company, State of Arizona, and the Arizona Mining Association petition for review of a final rule of the Environmental Protection Agency concerning state implementation plans for Arizona under the Clean Air Act.
Joel Soto-Rodriguez v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable for the offense of witness tampering.
Quechan Tribe of The Fort Yuma v. USA - Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of its action brought against the United States, seeking a declaration on the United States' duty to operate medical facilities.
USA v. Ghermon Tucker - Ghermon Tucker appeals his jury conviction and sentence for conspiring to possess approximately 65 kilos of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and aiding and abetting the possession of firearms, in relation to the drug trafficking offense.
Leroy Haeger v. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co - Briefs filed under seal.
USA v. Joseph Carozza, USA v. Daniel Johnson, USA v. Christopher Napoli - Joseph Carozza, Daniel Johnson, and Christopher Napoli appeal their convictions of controlled-substance offenses in connection with the operation of internet pharmacy.
Mark Taylor v. Honeywell International - Mark and Pamela Taylor appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of Honeywell International, Inc. in a diversity action alleging claims arising out of an alleged near crash of an aircraft.
Wild Equity Institute v. City & County of San Francisco - Wild Equity Institute and other plaintiffs appeal the district court's dismissal as moot of their action under the Endangered Species Act concerning San Francisco's Sharp Park Golf Course.
USA v. Jesse Harrison - Jesse Quinn Harrison appeals his jury conviction and sentence for two counts of making threats against the President of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 871(a).
National Council of La Raza v. Ross Miller - National Council of La Raza and the NAACP appeal the district court's dismissal of their action alleging that Nevada officials failed to provide voter registration services through the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.
Pit River Tribe v. BLM - Pit River Tribe appeals the district court's judgment in favor of the Bureau of Land Management in an action challenging the agency's renewal of twenty-six federal geothermal leases.
Donald Cullen v. Netflix - Donald Cullen appeals the dismissal of his action under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act against Netflix, Inc.
Melissa Earll v. Ebay, Inc. - Melissa J. Earll appeals the dismissal of her action under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act against eBay, Inc.
Gina Gonzalez v. USA - Gina Gonzalez, personally and as best friend of A.F., a minor, appeals the district court's dismissal of her action alleging that the United States is liable for damages arising from a home invasion attack because of the FBI's negligence.
USA v. Joseph Duncan, III - Joseph Duncan, III, appeals the district court's order on remand finding that Duncan was competent to waive his right to appeal his conviction and capital sentence.
Edward O'Bannon, Jr. v. NCAA - The NCAA appeals the district court's judgment after trial in an antitrust suit and injunction against enforcement of rules prohibiting payment of student athletes for use of their names, images, and likenesses in sports broadcasts and videogames.
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.
Robert Smith v. Charles Ryan - Arizona state prisoner Robert Douglas Smith appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction and capital sentence for murder, kidnapping, and sexual assault.
Chinatown Neighborhood Assn v. Kamala Harris - Chinatown Neighborhood Association and Asian Americans for Political Advancement appeal from the dismissal of an action challenging California's law banning the possession, sale, offer for sale, trade and distribution of shark fins (Shark Fin Law).