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McCormack v. Herzog

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Health Law
In an action challenging the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which regulates the performance of abortions in Idaho, brought under 42 U.S.C....
05/29/2015 13-35401

Stankova v. Metropolitan Property and Casulty Ins. Co.

United States Ninth Circuit
Insurance Law
In a case arising out of a wildfire that swept through Northern Arizona that created an environment in which flooding and mudslides destroyed...
05/29/2015 12-17575

Nettles v. Grounds

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In consolidated habeas cases brought by state prisoners: 1) denial of petition seeking expungement of a prison rules violation report and restoration...
05/28/2015 12-16935

US v. Martinez

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Denial of defendant's motion to dismiss an indictment alleging that defendant was found in the US subsequent to an order of removal in violation of 8...
05/28/2015 12-30185

LeGrass v. AETNA Life Ins. Co.

United States Ninth Circuit
ERISA
In an action challenging the denial of an application for continued long-term disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act...
05/28/2015 12-56541

Sierra Club v. Bureau of Land Management

United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates
In a dispute involving the Wind Project, the decision of the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to grant a right-of-way over federal land...
05/27/2015 13-1583

Doe v. Ayers

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Petition for relief is granted and petitioner is allowed to use a pseudonym where: 1) this is an extraordinary case in which petitioner was granted...
05/27/2015 15-99006

Lair v. Bullock

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Elections, Government Law
In a First Amendment challenge to Montana's dollar limits on contributions to political candidates, the district court's judgment, entered following a...
05/26/2015 12-35809

US v. Johnston

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Convictions for receipt of child pornography and conspiracy to produce child pornography and to travel internationally to engage in illicit sex is: 1)...
05/26/2015 13-10097

Yamada v. Snipes

United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In a case involving the constitutionality of four provisions of Hawaii's campaign finance laws under Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,...
05/20/2015 12-15913