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US v. Rodriguez-Ocampo

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Immigration Law
In an appeal from the district court's application of a sixteen-level sentencing enhancement, U.S.S.G. section 2L1.2(b), following defendant's...
12/30/2011 10-50528

Jewel v. NSA

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Cyberspace Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
In an appeal from a judgment of the district court dismissing plaintiffs' complaint alleging that the government impermissibly engaged in warrantless...
12/29/2011 10-15616

Family PAC v. McKenna

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In an appeal from a judgment of the district court preserving and stricking certain provisions of Washington State's election law as applied to PACs,...
12/29/2011 10-35832

Balderas v. Countrywide Bank, NA

United States Ninth Circuit
Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property Law & Real Estate
In an appeal from a Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of the plaintiffs' Truth In Lending Act complaint, judgment is reversed where the complaint contained...
12/29/2011 10-55064

Estrella v. Ollison

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In an appeal from the district court's denial of petitioner's application for habeas relief, judgment is affirmed where the incorrect imposition of an...
12/29/2011 10-56203

Northern Plains Resources Council, Inc v. The Surface Transportation Bd.

United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Construction, Environmental Law
In a challenge to respondent-Transportation Board's approval of certain railroad construction applications, orders are: 1) reversed in part where the...
12/29/2011 97-70037

In re: NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation

United States Ninth Circuit
Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Civil Procedure, Class Actions
In an appeal from the district court's dismissal of plaintiffs' complaint challenging Section 802 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)...
12/29/2011 09-17133

US v. Shetler

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Conviction and sentencing of defendant for maintaining his residence for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, or using methamphetamine, 21...
12/28/2011 10-50478

Orange County Dept. of Education v. Cal. Dept. of Education

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Education Law, Government Law
In an appeal from a judgment of the district court granting respondent's motion for summary judgment in a dispute involving which of the parties bears...
12/28/2011 09-56192

US v. Valenzuela-Espinoza

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Conviction and sentencing of defendant for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to...
12/28/2011 10-10060