9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Senate OKs Appeals Court Judges Over Home-State Opposition

Dec 12, 2019

The U.S. Senate has confirmed two conservative Justice Department lawyers to posts on a California-based appeals court that President Donald Trump has tagged as a liberal bastion.

Border Wall Opponents In Court Trying To Stop Construction

Nov 13, 2019
Defenders of Wildlife

A federal appeals court has heard arguments to halt the military-funded construction of President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico.

Arpaio Pushes To Erase Conviction After Pardoned By Trump

Oct 23, 2019
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will hear arguments Wednesday in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to erase his now-pardoned contempt of court conviction from his record.


A federal appeals court has stayed the execution of a Navajo man convicted of the murder of a 63-year-old fellow tribal member and her 9-year-old granddaughter. Lezmond Mitchell is the only Native American on federal death row.

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The Arizona Department of Corrections wants an appeals court to throw out a 2018 contempt-of-court ruling against now-retired Corrections Director Charles Ryan for failing to follow through on promises to improve health care in prisons.