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Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct

Alex Kozinski, a prominent voice on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, said Monday he was retiring immediately in the face of more than a dozen reports of sexual …


Prominent 9th Circuit judge accused of sexual misconduct

Six women who served as clerks or externs at the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allege to the Washington Post that Judge Alex Kozinski subjected them to inappropriate sexual …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 11:01 p.m.

U.S. didn’t have authority to try Kettle Falls Five for medical pot

Federal prosecutors say they didn’t have the authority to prosecute on medical marijuana charges after Congress cut federal money for those cases in 2014. Four people convicted in Kettle Falls …


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Judges mull Japanese internment in questioning Trump’s travel ban

Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration’s travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president’s campaign statements, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 12:09 a.m.

Trump considers writing ‘brand new’ immigration order

President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering rewriting his executive order temporarily barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country, indicating the administration may try …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

Washington will fight Sessions, Trump over legal pot, Inslee says

Washington state readies for a fight over legalized marijuana with the new administration.


9th Circuit says there will be no ruling Wednesday on Trump’s travel ban

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is considering arguments over lifting a temporary halt to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, said there would be no decision issued Wednesday.


Garrow: Old, declining justice should step down

Age limit should be set for tenure on the federal bench.


9th Circuit upholds ruling that Idaho’s abortion ban was unconstitutional

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Friday upheld U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill’s earlier decision that Idaho’s “pain-capable abortion” ban was unconstitutional.


9th Circuit knocks execution access rules used in Idaho, Wash.

A federal appeals court raised sharp questions Thursday about why Idaho’s not complying with its 2002 decision that the First Amendment requires witnesses to be able to view lethal injection …


Appeals court hears arguments on evidence ruling

SEATTLE – A jury should be told Otto Zehm hadn’t committed any crime before he was beaten by a Spokane police officer who claims Zehm was aggressive and defiant when …


Appeal filed over gay marriage ruling in Calif.

Supporters of California’s gay marriage ban filed an appeal today of a federal judge’s ruling striking down the voter-approved law.


Judge tosses gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge overturned California’s gay marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually force the U.S. Supreme Court to confront the question of whether …


Court: Wash. inmate denied Torah can sue

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a Washington inmate who was denied Jewish reading materials.


9th Circuit lifts ban on release of R-71 petitions

Washington’s secretary of state can release the names and addresses of people who signed petitions calling for a public vote on the state’s expanded benefits for domestic partners, a federal …


Court ruling shields roadless U.S. forests

A federal appeals court Wednesday blocked road construction on more than 40 million acres of pristine national forests. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of …


Hells Angels leader will be resentenced

Spokane – A federal appeals court has upheld the 2007 racketeering and conspiracy conviction of Richard “Smilin’ Rick” Fabel, who at the time was the president of the Spokane-based chapter …


Students court experience

Two University of Idaho law school students made their litigation debut Monday by going straight to the top. In their first time before a judge, the pair argued a case …


9th Circuit sides with state on Hanford waste

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state of Washington does have authority over certain radioactive waste mixed with hazardous chemicals at Hanford.


Hells Angels leader will be resentenced

A federal appeals court has upheld the 2007 racketeering and conspiracy conviction of Richard “Smilin’ Rick” Fabel, who at the time was the president of the Spokane-based chapter of the …