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.
Philip Rosati v. Dr. Igbinoso - Mia (Philip) Rosati, a transgender male-to-female state prisoner, appeals from the district court's 28 U.S.C. § 1915 dismissal of her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging deliberate indifference to medical needs in the treatment of her gender dysphoria.
USA v. Jacorey Taylor - Jacorey Taylor appeals his conviction on multiple offenses including RICO conspiracy, violent crime in aid of racketeering (murder), and use of a firearm during a crime of violence.
Jose Rico-Ballesteros v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his request for Convention Against Torture relief.
Michael Ogin v. Carolyn W. Colvin - Michael Ogin appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Ogin's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.
Jason Robertson v. Barry Goode - Jason Robertson appeals from the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging, among other things, First Amendment violations when the Contra Costa Superior Court refused him access to the Court's records of traffic citations.
Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. v. Simplex Grinnell - Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company and Mid-Century Insurance Company appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor of Simplex Grinnell, L.P. in the Insurers' diversity insurance coverage action.
Royal Kiefe v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co - A class of insurance policy beneficiaries appeals the district court's summary judgments in favor of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in a diversity putative class action, alleging breaches of life insurance policies issued by Metropolitan Life.
John France v. Jeh Johnson - John France appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in France's action alleging age discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Daniel Bill v. Warren Brewer - Daniel Bill, Bryan Hanania, and Michael Malpass appeal from the district court's dismissal of their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging Fourth Amendment violations in connection with the collection of their DNA samples.
Robert Critchlow v. Kate Critchlow - Plaintiff appeals the dismissal of his diversity action alleging various claims arising from the alleged wrongful conduct in connection with plaintiff's father's estate.
Gregory Brod v. Sioux Honey Ass'n, Cooperative - Gregory Brod appeals the district court's dismissal of Brod's diversity putative class action brought against Sioux Honey Association Cooperative alleging Sioux Honey violated state law by marketing its "Sue Bee Clover Honey" in California.
A. S. v. Pfizer, Inc. - Pfizer, Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. appeal the district court's order granting A.S.'s motion to remand to Kern County Superior Court due to lack of diversity jurisdiction based on the parties' incomplete diversity of citizenship.
Linnie Staggs v. Doctor's Hospital of Manteca - The administrator of the Estate of Robert Staggs, a prisoner who died following liver biopsy, and the daughter of the decedent appeal from the district court's dismissal of their action alleging deliberate indifference to medical needs.
John Saba v. Timothy Cory - John Saba and Gregory Grantham appeal the district court's affirmance of the bankruptcy court's dismissal of their adversary proceeding against a chapter 7 trustee.
USA v. Bassam Salman - Bassam Yacoub Salman appeals his jury conviction of one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and four counts of securities fraud arising from insider trading.
Xcentric Ventures v. Lisa Borodkin - Xcentric Ventures, LLC appeals the Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of its claims against attorney Lisa Borodkin, and entry of summary judgment in favor of Borodkin's clients, in Xcentric's diversity action alleging malicious prosecution.
El Pueblo Para El Aire Y Agua v. Lisa Jackson - El Pueblo Para El Aire Y Agua Limpio appeals the district court's dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of an action under the Administrative Procedures Act alleging that the U.S. EPA failed to act on a complaint of discrimination.
James Tate, Jr. v. University Medical Center - James Tate appeals from summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging, among other things, violations of his due process rights arising from his medical staff reappointment with the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
Kevin Jones v. CitiMortgage - Kevin and Cheryl Jones appeal the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of the Jones' diversity action brought against CitiMortgage, Inc. alleging claims under California law, arising from an attempted mortgage loan modification.
Lillian Gradillas v. Lincoln General Ins. Co. - Lincoln General Insurance Co. appeals the district court's judgment in favor of Lillian and Chris Gradillas in a diversity action seeking to collect from Lincoln the underlying, stipulated judgment entered in favor of the Gradillas.
April West v. Carolyn Colvin - April West appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of West's application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act.
Donald Turner v. Davis Selected Advisers - Donald Turner, on behalf of the Davis New York Venture Fund, appeals the dismissal of his action under the Investment Company Act against Davis Selected Advisers, LP, and Davis Distributors, LLC.
Evie Oquendo v. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police - Las Vegas police officer Derek Colling appeals from the district court's denial of his motion for qualified immunity in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that he unreasonably used deadly force when he shot and killed Evie Oquendo's son.
Lanell Jones v. City of Oakland - Lanell Jones appeals from a judgment, entered following a jury verdict, in her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action on behalf of herself and the Estate of Derrick Jones, against City of Oakland police officers arising from the shooting death of Derrick.
Randal Dunklin v. Noah Mallinger - Randal Dunklin appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that San Francisco police officers used excessive force against him when they shot him during a response to a 911 call.
Dale Bozzio v. EMI Group Ltd - Dale Bozzio appeals the district court's Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of her diversity putative class action brought against EMI Recorded Music and others, alleging breach of contract and other causes of action.
Navajo Nation v. USDOI - Navajo Nation appeals the district court's dismissal of its action, seeking to stop the National Park Service from completing an inventory of 303 sets of human remains and associated funerary objects originating in Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
Mark Rogers v. E. McDaniel - A prison warden appeals the district court's partial grant of a 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition by a Nevada state prisoner challenging his jury conviction and capital sentence for murder, and the petitioner cross-appeals.
Sulaiman Dosouqi v. Gerard Heinauaer - A Palestinian appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the government in his action to compel the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service to adjudicate his application for adjustment of status.
USA v. 2.739 Acres of Land - 2.739 Acres of Land, and Holy Cross Hospital, Inc., appeal the district court's judgment, following a jury trial, in favor of the United States in the government's action for eminent domain to take land owned by Holy Cross.
Cindy Miner v. Carolyn Colvin - Cindy Miner appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Miner's application for supplemental security income under Title XVI of the Social Security Act.
Allstate Insurance Co. v. Alexander Yin - Alexander Yin appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Allstate Insurance Company in Allstate's diversity insurance coverage action.
USA v. Steven Boitano - Steven Boitano appeals his jury conviction for three counts of making a false statement under penalty of perjury, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7206(1).
Surinder Kaur v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of India petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of special rule cancellation of removal.
Sazar Dent v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Honduras appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of the government on his nationality claim.
Pointe Educational Services v. A. T. - Student A.T. appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Pointe Educational Services, Inc., in an action under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Vachiraporn Vivorakit v. Loretta E. Lynch - A citizen of Thailand petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of her application for protection under the Convention Against Torture.
Richard Gilman v. Edmund Brown, Jr. - California Governor Brown appeals from the district court's bench trial judgment in an action brought by life inmates challenging, on ex post facto grounds, Propositions 89 and 9, pertaining to the State's parole system.
Am Freedom Defense Initiative v. King County - American Freedom Defense Initiative appeals from the denial of a preliminary injunction in an action challenging King County's rejection of plaintiffs' proposed "Faces of Global Terrorism" advertisement submitted for display on County buses.
The People of the State of CA v. FERC - The People of the State of California, the City of Seattle and Idaho Power Co. petition for review of FERC orders, entered on remand from this court, and approving proposed settlements, arising from the energy crisis of 2000-2001.
Robert McDaniels v. Richard Kirkland - California state prisoner Robert McDaniels appeals the district court's denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction for murder.
Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego - An appeal by San Diego County residents in their action challenging the implementation of California statutes governing the licensing of people to carry loaded, concealed weapons in public; consolidated with Richard, 11-16255 for rehearing en banc.
Rocky Takushi v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP - On remand from the Supreme Court, an appeal from the dismissal of a claim for rescission of a mortgage under the Truth in Lending Act.
America's Servicing Co. v. Irene Schwartz-Tallard - America's Servicing Co. appeals the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's decision that a debtor was not precluded from recovering attorneys' fees for defending against a creditor's appeal of a finding that the creditor violated the automatic stay.