United States Ninth Circuit - April 2015 Opinion Summaries

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Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee v. City of Santa Monica

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In a suit by a group seeking to continue the decade-old practice of exhibiting nativity scenes during the month of December in Palisades Park, Santa...
04/30/2015 13-55011

US v. Gardenhire

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for aiming the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 39A is vacated where the district court erred in...
04/30/2015 13-50125

California v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Oil and Gas Law, Public Utilities
Petition for review, brought by California challenging a series of orders issued by FERC on remand following the decision in California ex rel....
04/29/2015 12-71958

Luna v. Kernan

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Dismissal of petition for state prisoner's federal habeas petition as time-barred is vacated where prisoner's lawyer's misconduct provides a basis for...
04/28/2015 12-17332

US v. Torralba-Mendia

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for conspiring to smuggle undocumented immigrants into the US in violation of 8 U.S.C. section 1324(a)(1)(A)(v)(I), is affirmed where: 1)...
04/28/2015 13-10064

Allen v. The Boeing Co.

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Environmental Law, Water Law
(Industry: Aerospace & Defense)

In a class action alleging that for over 40 years Boeing released toxins into the groundwater around its facility in Auburn, Washington, and that...
04/27/2015 15-35162

California Dump Truck Owners Ass'n v. Nichols

United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Transportation
In a federal preemption challenge to a California regulation addressing diesel trucks, the district court's dismissal for lack of subject matter...
04/27/2015 13-15175

Seismic Reservoir 2020, Inc. v. Paulsson

United States Ninth Circuit
Corporation & Enterprise Law
In an action for damages caused by breach of fiduciary duties owed by directors of an Alberta company, under section 242 of the Alberta Business...
04/27/2015 13-55413

Arizona Libertarian Party v. Bennett

United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Constitutional Law, Elections
In a suit alleging Arizona's voter registration form violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments, the district court's summary judgment to the State...
04/24/2015 13-16254

Pizzuto v. Ramirez

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of Idaho state prisoner's motion under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b) and 60(d) for relief from judgment denying his habeas corpus petition challenging...
04/22/2015 13-35443