United States Ninth Circuit - August 2012 Opinion Summaries

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Costa v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec. Admin.
United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Administrative Law, Attorney's Fees
In an action for social security disability benefits, the decision of the magistrate judge granting petitioner's request for reasonable attorney's...
08/24/2012 11-35245
Cabantac v. Holder
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
A petition for review of an order by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirming an order of removal by the Immigration Judge (IJ) is denied...
08/23/2012 09-71336
Frost v. Boening
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
District court's denial of defendant's petition for habeas relief from his conviction for robbery and assault-related crimes is affirmed, as the...
08/22/2012 11-35114
Peter-Palican v. Gov't of the Commonwealth of the N. Mariana Islands
United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In plaintiff's suit against the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, claiming wrongful termination without cause from her position as Special...
08/22/2012 10-17153
US v. H.B.
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Indian Law, Juvenile Law
Defendant's sentence and conviction as a juvenile delinquent for aiding and abetting in committing aggravated sexual assault on an Indian reservation...
08/22/2012 11-30099
Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Salazar
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Government Law, Oil and Gas Law
In an environmental groups' suit challenging the regulations under Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) that authorize...
08/21/2012 10-35123
US v. Dreyer
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
In a conviction of defendant for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, district court's imposition of a 120-months' imprisonment is vacated...
08/21/2012 10-50631
Cook Inlet Region, Inc. v. Rude
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Government Law, Indian Law
In a suit against shareholders and former directors of an Alaska Native Regional Corporation formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act...
08/20/2012 11-35252
US v. McTiernan
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a conviction of a Hollywood movie director for making material false statements to the FBI and to the district court during his guilty-plea...
08/20/2012 10-50500
Sessoms v. Runnels
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
District court's denial of defendant's request for habeas relief from his conviction for multiple crimes, including murder and robbery with special...
08/16/2012 08-17790

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