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
BAOSHENG LIU V. WILLIAM BARR
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 14-71633
HECTOR PELICO-HUOX V. WILLIAM BARR
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 14-72467
USA V. MARQUIS EDWARDS
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 16-55537
United States v. Huaracha Rodriguez  
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-10233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ninth Circuit reversed the district court's order granting defendant's motion for a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2), in light of Sentencing Guidelines Amendment 782. The panel clarified that, without an...

USA V. OSBALDO SARABIA
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-10235
USA V. RAMIRO ALCAZAR-BARAJAS
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-10298
Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians  
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-15515

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff's petition for panel rehearing was granted an this superseding opinion was filed. This case related to tort claims brought by the tribe against a nonmember employed by the tribe. At issue was whether the trib...

KENNETH LEMBERG V. NANCY BERRYHILL
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-15832
CARLOS ALMEIDA V. CLARK DUCART
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-16302
R. M. V. GILBERT UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST.
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-16722
BAHAR MIKHAK V. UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, INC.
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-17535
USA V. MARTEL VALENCIA-CORTEZ
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-50330
Rojas v. FAA  
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-55036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Ninth Circuit reversed the district court's order granting summary judgment for the FAA in an action seeking information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In this case, plaintiff made a FOIA request after...

Californians for Renewable Energy v. California Public Utilities Commission  
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-55297

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, small scale solar producers, filed suit alleging that CPUC's programs did not comply with the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), because CPUC incorrectly defined the amount that PURPA requires ut...

MICHAEL BALINT V. KELLY SANTORO
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-55576