United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Sep 14, 2012

Civil rights groups make another bid to block part of SB1070

Civil rights groups have asked a federal appeals court to prevent the most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect.

Sep 13, 2012

Arpaio appeals decision barring suspected illegal immigrant detention in traffic stops

A federal appeals court is considering a request by the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America" to reverse a lower-court decision barring his deputies from detaining people based solely on the suspicion that they're illegal immigrants.

Aug 20, 2012

Commission nominates three for state Supreme Court

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments sent three state Supreme Court nominees to Gov. Jan Brewer today, including two whose names are familiar to her.

Aug 1, 2012

9th Circuit Court court blocks Arizona 20-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court is temporarily prohibiting Arizona from enforcing its new ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Jun 22, 2012

Court orders Tempe lawyer to pay Arizona Snowbowl’s court-related fees

A federal appeals court said Thursday that a Tempe-based attorney should be held personally responsible for costs that Arizona Snowbowl incurred to defend itself against “bad faith” suits the lawyer brought against the resort.

Jun 21, 2012

Polish up those résumés

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has started accepting applications for the “anticipated vacancy” on the Supreme Court, even though Justice Hurwitz hasn’t yet resigned or given any indication of when he will leave the bench for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jun 19, 2012

Voter ID law opponents ask Supreme Court to let lower court’s ruling stand

Opponents of Arizona’s voter identification law asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to let a lower court decision take effect that would end the state’s requirement of proof of citizenship for voter registration.

May 22, 2012

Arizona execution procedures challenged by First Amendment group

Taking a cue from a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, a First Amendment group is asking a federal judge to let the public view more of an execution than what is permitted.

May 18, 2012

US judges chide colleagues over execution concerns

Some federal judges say their colleagues should take notice of the suffering of crime victims, not just the possibility that an inmate being executed may feel pain.

May 17, 2012

Judge: Lawsuit needed over execution transparency

Even though the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t block death-row inmate Samuel Lopez’s execution, it took a dim view of Arizona’s lethal-injection procedures, particularly the secrecy that veils executions.

May 15, 2012

Appeals court refuses to block Arizona execution

An Arizona death-row inmate is asking the state Supreme Court to block his execution Wednesday so a lower court can consider whether the inmate's rights to a fair clemency hearing have been violated.

May 9, 2012

Arizona Snowbowl owners seek $270K over snowmaking suit

Owners of a northern Arizona ski resort have asked a federal appeals court to award them nearly $270,000 in attorney's fees over a snowmaking lawsuit.