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McDaniels v. Kirkland

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a habeas corpus case, the en banc court held that: 1) federal courts may consider the entire state-court record, including evidence presented only...
12/24/2015 09-17339, 11-15030

US v. Cisneros-Rodriguez

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for illegal reentry is reversed where: the ICE agent who conducted defendant's administrative removal hearing violated her due process...
12/23/2015 13-10645

Jang v. Lynch

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law, International Law
In an immigration action, the petition for review challenging a denial of asylum is denied where: 1) the immigration judge properly found that...
12/22/2015 11-73587

US v. DeCinces

United States Ninth Circuit
Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
In two interlocutory appeals from a securities fraud prosecution, the district court's grant of defendant's motions in limine, excluding the...
12/22/2015 15-50033

Pac. Radiation Oncology v. Queen's Med. Ctr.

United States Ninth Circuit
Health Law, Civil Procedure, Antitrust & Trade Regulation
In an unfair trade practices action between plaintiff physicians and defendant hospital that gave rise to an inadvertent public disclosure of patient...
12/22/2015 14-17050

Viloria v. Lynch

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
In an immigration action, the court dismissed the petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision that petitioner had not met his...
12/21/2015 11-73725

Garcia v. Long

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for forcible rape of a minor and multiple counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a minor is vacated and the petition for habeas corpus...
12/21/2015 13-57071

Jewel v. Nat'l Sec. Agency

United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Civil Procedure, Cyberspace Law
In a case challenging the legality of government surveillance programs, the court dismissed plaintiff's appeal for lack of jurisdiction where the...
12/18/2015 15-16133

Ai v. US

United States Ninth Circuit
Government Benefits, Labor & Employment Law, Tax Law
In a tax action, the district court's entry of judgment on the pleadings to the government is affirmed where temporary foreign workers in the...
12/17/2015 13-17491

Morrison v. Peterson

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Evidence, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action challenging the constitutionality of California Penal Code section 1405, which allows for DNA testing of evidence...
12/15/2015 13-15675