United States Ninth Circuit - December 2015 Opinion Summaries

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Styers v. Ryan

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a habeas corpus case, the district court's denial of petitioner's motion for an unconditional writ of habeas corpus is affirmed where the Arizona...
12/30/2015 12-16952

Adobe Systems v. Christenson

United States Ninth Circuit
Intellectual Property, Copyright, Cyberspace Law
In a copyright action, the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendants is affirmed and the court held that a party raising a first sale...
12/30/2015 12-17371

DM Residential Fund II v. First Tennessee Bank Nat'l Ass'n

United States Ninth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Remedies, Contracts
In an action involving the sale of real property at a foreclosure sale, the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendant is affirmed where...
12/30/2015 13-56309

Dorrance v. US

United States Ninth Circuit
Insurance Law, Tax Law
In a tax action, the district court's order of a partial-refund is reversed where taxpayers who sell stock obtained through demutualization of mutual...
12/30/2015 13-16548

US v. Taylor

United States Ninth Circuit
Banking Law, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for making false statements to a bank and aggravated identity theft is affirmed. The court held that 18 U.S.C. section 1014 does not...
12/29/2015 14-50528

Am. for Prosperity Found. v. Harris

United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Tax-exempt Organizations, Constitutional Law
In an action brought by two nonprofit organizations challenging the California Attorney General's collection of IRS Form 990 Schedule B forms,...
12/29/2015 15-55446

McKinney v. Ryan

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
The court granted petitioner's writ for habeas corpus relief and held that the Arizona Supreme Court's "causal nexus" test for considering...
12/29/2015 09-99018

Oyama v. Univ. of Hawaii

United States Ninth Circuit
Education Law, Constitutional Law
In a case alleging free speech and due process violations in the denial of plaintiff's application to become a student teacher, the district court's...
12/29/2015 13-16524

Almanza-Arenas v. Lynch

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
In an immigration action, the court held that California Vehicle Code section 10851(a) is an indivisible statute that cannot be a categorical match to...
12/28/2015 09-71415

US v. Navarrette-Aguilar

United States Ninth Circuit
Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for conspiracy to distribute heroin, distribution of heroin, and possession of heroin is reversed in part and affirmed in part where: 1)...
12/28/2015 14-30056