Stories tagged: 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Court blocks Seattle law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Feds don’t need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency doesn’t need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
9th Circuit judges to Congress: Leave us alone
Three federal judges on Thursday asked Congress not to break up the vast, San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a longtime target of Republicans and a recent foil …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Federal appeals court judges question Trump’s authority on travel ban
The nationwide temporary halt to President Trump’s order limiting travel from seven mostly Muslim nations remained in place Tuesday while a three-judge federal appeals court panel weighed the limits of …
Mon., July 25, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Appeals court blames Blixseth for Montana club’s bankruptcy
A three-judge panel has reversed a lower court’s ruling that reduced the damages owed by a former billionaire real estate mogul in the bankruptcy of a Montana resort for the …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Appeals court throws out 7-day competency evaluation order
A federal appeals court has overturned an order requiring Washington state health officials to provide competency evaluations to mentally ill defendants within seven days of a judge’s order.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Police can lie about reason for traffic stop, court rules
A federal appeals court has ruled it was OK for a Montana Highway Patrol trooper to lie about the reason for a traffic stop made during a 2012 drug sting.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Montana Jesus statue case won’t be appealed by anti-religion group
A statue of Jesus that has spent more than 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill is there to stay as an anti-religion group says it will not appeal …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Appeals court upholds limit on sharing of tips among workers
Businesses cannot collect tips given to waiters, casino dealers or other service employees to share with support staff such as dishwashers even if the tipped employees are receiving minimum wage, …
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 5:34 p.m.
Election process for county commissioners called into question
A federal appeals court said holding primary elections by district and at-large general elections is unconstitutional. That’s the way Spokane and most other Washington counties pick their boards of commissioners.
Wed., April 29, 2015
Editorial: Open Idaho’s closed U.S. judge nomination process
A year ago, Stanley Bastian of Wenatchee was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a federal judgeship after an open, bipartisan nominating process. Contrast that with Idaho, where a secretive …
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Amazon workers not owed pay for wait in security-check line
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that warehouse workers who fill orders for retail giant Amazon don’t have to be paid for time spent waiting to pass through security …
Sun., Jan. 19, 2014
Judges demand more facts in Airway Heights prison lighting case
Keeping an inmate in a special cell at the Airway Heights prison where a light is always on might qualify as cruel and unusual punishment as a prisoner claimed, a …
Thu., June 7, 2012
Troopers in Chism case not punished
The two Washington State Patrol troopers whose botched child pornography investigation cost taxpayers $2.4 million have been transferred off a sex crimes unit but have not faced any discipline for …
Thu., March 29, 2012
Duncan’s competence at sentencing to be reconsidered
Condemned serial killer Joseph E. Duncan is getting another day in court. Duncan, on death row for the torture and slaying of a North Idaho boy he abducted in 2005 …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011
Zehm trial moves to Yakima
A federal judge Tuesday moved the upcoming criminal trial of Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to Yakima after defense attorneys raised concerns that local media coverage of Thompson’s …
Mon., Nov. 1, 2010, 3:18 p.m.
Court extends life of military policy on gays
A federal appeals court today indefinitely extended its freeze on a judge’s order halting enforcement of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Wed., Oct. 13, 2010
Courts rule on state campaign laws
Federal courts weighed in twice Tuesday on Washington state’s campaign finance laws, saying disclosure laws don’t violate First Amendment protections for free speech and leaving in place a cap on …
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010, 4:05 p.m.
9th Circuit upholds Washington campaign finance laws
A federal appeals court upheld Washington state’s campaign disclosure laws today, saying the requirements don’t violate the First Amendment rights of a group that didn’t want to reveal their donors …
Fri., Oct. 8, 2010
Appellate court upholds inmate voting ban
OLYMPIA – Washington state does not discriminate against minorities by denying prison inmates the right to vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. In an 11-0 ruling …
Thu., Oct. 7, 2010, 5:50 p.m.
Appeals court turns down prison voting
OLYMPIA - Inmates in Washington state prisons don’t have a constitutional right to vote in elections, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today.
Wed., Sept. 15, 2010, 11:16 a.m.
Appeals court reverses ELF arson conviction
An appeals court overturned the conviction of a woman found guilty of helping with a notorious 2001 ecoterror attack that destroyed a university research center, concluding the judge made mistakes …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
Rapist-killer to be executed Friday as scheduled
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire will not commute the sentence of Cal Brown for the torture, rape and murder of Holly Washa. Brown is scheduled to be executed early Friday …
Tue., Sept. 7, 2010
Brown execution set for Friday
The curtain rose to reveal James Homer Elledge, lying strapped to a gurney under a blue blanket. It was just after midnight on Aug. 28, 2001. Elledge, 58, had only …
Tue., Aug. 17, 2010, 4:53 p.m.
Appeals court: mud from logging roads is pollution
A federal appeals court today decided that mud washing off logging roads is pollution and ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to write regulations to reduce the amount that reaches salmon …
Fri., June 25, 2010
Justices: Names can be released
OLYMPIA – Round One in the fight over names on initiative petitions goes to Washington state, and to other states like Idaho that have similar laws. The U.S. Supreme Court …
Thu., June 24, 2010, 2:06 p.m.
High court: Petitioners’ names can be released
Round One in the fight over names on initiative petitions goes to Washington state, and to other states such as Idaho that have similar laws.
Mon., June 21, 2010, 6:23 p.m.
Trial in Zehm death postponed to next year
The federal trial of Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. has a new date: March 7.
Wed., April 28, 2010, 2:05 p.m.
Federal judges to rehear felony inmate voting case
A federal appeals court will reconsider a lawsuit that challenges Washington’s ban on felons voting while they’re in prison.
Mon., April 26, 2010, 12:45 p.m.
Free speech versus kids and violent video games
The Supreme Court will decide whether free speech rights are more important than helping parents keep violent material away from children.