Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court was established in 1891 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The court holds appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

The court also has jurisdiction over the territorial courts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. The Ninth Circuit is the largest of the circuit courts. To learn more about the history of the Ninth Circuit, visit the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society.

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
ZHI LIU V. JEFFERSON SESSIONS
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 12-72866
MEIHUA ZHANG V. JEFFERSON SESSIONS
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 13-71279
Sanjaa v. Sessions  
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 13-73098

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ninth Circuit adopted the persuasive reasoning of the Second Circuit and held that the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UN-CATOC) does not provide an independent basis for relief from...

HECTOR LUNA-CABRIALES V. JEFFERSON SESSIONS
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-70388
SALLY ROSE-ECKERT V. NANCY BERRYHILL
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-16148
MELISSA PETRINI V. NANCY BERRYHILL
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-16946
CYDNEE HARDISON V. NANCY BERRYHILL
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-55317
Chugach Management Services v. Jetnil  
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-72873

Justia Opinion Summary: The zone of special danger doctrine can apply to local nationals working in their home countries under employment contracts covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, as extended by the Defense Base A...

USA V. FERNANDO PEREZ-HERNANDEZ
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-10320
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Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 1234
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Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 123456
Valencia Martinez v. Sessions  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 14-70339

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ninth Circuit granted a petition for review of the BIA's dismissal for lack of jurisdiction an appeal of an IJ's negative reasonable fear determination in reinstatement removal proceedings. The panel found that the f...

JOSE ORTIZ-FLETES V. JEFFERSON SESSIONS
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 14-73372
NICK TREHUBA V. OCWEN LOAN SERVICING
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-35080
USA V. JOSE RAMIREZ
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-50101