United States Ninth Circuit - July 2016 Opinion Summaries

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Santos v. Thomas

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus
Denial of a petition of habeas corpus relief from a magistrate's order certifying petitioner's extradition to Mexico on kidnapping charges is reversed...
07/29/2016 12-56506

US v. Prigge

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for various drug trafficking and money laundering offenses is affirmed where: 1) the holding in Luce v. US, 469 U.S. 38 (1984) (in order to...
07/29/2016 15-10260

US v. Lustig

United States Ninth Circuit
Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case in which an officer conducted warrantless searches, incident to arrest, of cell phones found in the defendant's pockets two years before the...
07/29/2016 14-50549

US v. Thomsen

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case in which defendant, a tax preparer, was convicted of 32 federal offenses a rising from a tax fraud scheme is: 1) reversed in part where 18...
07/28/2016 13-50235

Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.

United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law
In a suit against a smelter owner-operator under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the District...
07/27/2016 15-35228

US v. Wanland

United States Ninth Circuit
Tax Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction of tax related charges, including tax evasion, is affirmed where: 1) neither the District Court nor the jury erred in concluding that the...
07/27/2016 14-10170

Wang v. Rodriguez

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a petition seeking de novo review of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service's denial of naturalization based on petitioner's...
07/27/2016 14-15779

In Re: Swift Transp. Co. Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
In a labor law case in which the defendants sought to compel arbitration, a petition for writ of mandamus is denied where: 1) defendants had a remedy...
07/26/2016 15-70592

Nettles v. Grounds

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a state prisoner's petition for writ of habeas corpus challenging a disciplinary violation on constitutional grounds and claiming that the failure...
07/26/2016 12-16935

Van Dusen v. Swift Transp. Co. Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Transportation, Labor & Employment Law, Class Actions, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
In a class action labor law case brought by interstate truckers against their employer, an interlocutory appeal from a district court's case...
07/26/2016 15-15257