United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calendar for Seattle, Washington

August 25-29, 2014

Note: Calendar entries may change up until the hearing date. Please remember to check the docket report for updates. Case synopses are prepared by court staff for the convenience of the reader.


2014-08-25  9:30 am  Seattle 7th Floor Courtroom 2, Seattle, Washington
Before: NOONAN, HAWKINS and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-35583Douglas DiBiasi v. Starbucks Corp. - Following a remand by this court, Douglas DiBiasi appeals from the district court's order awarding statutory fees attorneys fees purusant to RCW 4.24.510, in favor of defendants. [2:07-cv-00276-LRS] Civil E. WA 10 min
13-30125 USA v. Kevin Sawyer - Kevin and Tamara Sawyer appeal the district court's order granting the government's motion in limine to exclude evidence of the Sawyers' intent or ability to repay victims in a case arising from a fraudulent real estate scheme. [6:10-cr-60122-AA-2] Criminal OR 10 min
13-30127 USA v. Tamara Sawyer      
13-30144USA v. James Tafelmeyer - James Tafelmeyer appeals a condition of supervised release imposed as part of the sentence for his conviction by guilty plea to receipt of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(2). [1:12-cr-00025-RFC-1] Criminal MT 10 min
13-30245USA v. Rafael Ramirez-Macias - Rafael Ramirez-Macias appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to being a deported alien found in the United States in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326. [2:13-cr-00059-JLQ-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
13-70491Jose Medina-Lara v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable and ineligible for relief based on his conviction of an aggravated felony. Immigration BIA 15 min


2014-08-26  9:30 am  Seattle 7th Floor Courtroom 2, Seattle, Washington
Before: WARDLAW, GOULD and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-35801Shane Abbott v. BOP - A federal prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2241 habeas corpus petition challenging a Bureau of Prisons policy of denying participation in the Residential Drug Abuse Program and a related sentence reduction. [3:11-cv-01047-MO] Habeas OR 10 min
13-30247USA v. Michael Backlund - Michael Backlund appeals the district court's decision on remand in a case in which Backlund was convicted by guilty plea to unlawfully maintaining and occupying a residence on National Forest System lands. [3:09-cr-00477-MO-1] Criminal OR 10 min
13-30212USA v. Byron Prince - Byron Prince appeals his jury conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). [2:12-cr-00110-TOR-1] Criminal E. WA 15 min
13-35313William White, Jr. v. Carolyn Colvin - William White appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of White's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [2:12-cv-00590-JPD] Civil W. WA 15 min
13-35319Joshua Rogal v. Carolyn Colvin - Joshua Rogal appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Rogal's application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. [3:12-cv-05158-RSL] Civil W. WA 15 min


2014-08-27  9:30 am  Seattle 7th Floor Courtroom 2, Seattle, Washington
Before: NOONAN, GRABER and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-30169USA v. Herminio Silva - Herminio Silva appeals his conviction by guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, distribution of cocaine, distribution of heroin, and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. [2:12-cr-00047-MJP-1] Criminal W. WA 10 min
13-30181USA v. Krista Little Head - Krista Little Head appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846. [1:12-cr-00099-SEH-1] Criminal MT 10 min
13-35079William Blackford v. Oregon Board of Parole - An Oregon state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his guilty plea to attempted unlawful sexual penetration, claiming he was not advised of sex offender registration requirement. [3:09-cv-00120-AC] Habeas OR 10 min
12-35793Curtis Thompson v. John Hicks - ashington state prisoner appeals from the district court's judgment, entered following a jury trial, in his action seeking to address constitutional violations he experienced while a pre-trial detainee in the King County jail in Washington State. [2:08-cv-01065-JCC] Pr Non-HC W. WA 15 min
13-35272Deborah Kibble v. Carolyn Colvin - Deborah Kibble appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Kibble's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [4:12-cv-00024-SEH] Civil MT 15 min
13-35360King Mountain Tobacco Co. v. Robert McKenna - The Yakama Indian Nation and a tribal corporation appeal the district court's summary judgment on their claims that enforcement of Washington State tobacco sale regulations violates the Yakama Treaty of 1855. [2:11-cv-03018-LRS] Civil E. WA 15 min


2014-08-28  9:30 am  Seattle 7th Floor Courtroom 2, Seattle, Washington
Before: HAWKINS, GRABER and GOULD, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
11-73593Frank Moretti Morote v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Peru petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' determination that his controlled substance conviction qualified as a particularly serious crime precluding asylum and withholding relief and its denial of CAT protection. Immigration BIA 10 min
12-35728USA v. Enio Zaragoza-Santa Cruz - A federal prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his motion under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b), filed over one year after the district court denied appellant's 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to vacate sentence. [2:10-cv-03085-EFS] Habeas E. WA 10 min
12-70142Vicente Garduno v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Mexico petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him removable and pretermitting his application for adjustment of status. Immigration BIA 10 min
13-30166USA v. Joseph Brice - Joseph Brice appeals the district court's denial of his pre-sentencing Motion to Dismiss for Violations of Sixth Amendment Rights and Privileges and pre-sentencing Motion to Suppress arising a search of his jail cell. [2:11-cr-00075-LRS-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
14-35095Am Freedom Defense Initiative v. King County - American Freedom Defense Initative appeals from the denial of a preliminary injunction in an action challenging King County's rejection of plaintiffs' proposed "Faces of Global Terrorism" advertisement submitted for display on County buses. [2:13-cv-01804-RAJ] Civil W. WA 15 min
13-30163 USA v. Raymond Jarlik Bell - Raymond Jarlik Bell and Ute Jarlik Bell appeal their convictions and sentences arising out of their involvement in a fraudulent tax scheme. [3:11-cr-05407-RBL-1] Criminal W. WA 20 min
13-30165 USA v. Ute Jarlik Bell      
13-30165USA v. Ute Jarlik Bell - Raymond Jarlik Bell and Ute Jarlik Bell appeal their convictions and sentences arising out of their involvement in a fraudulent tax scheme. [3:11-cr-05407-RBL-2] Criminal W. WA 20 min


2014-08-29  9:30 am  Seattle 7th Floor Courtroom 2, Seattle, Washington
Before: NOONAN, HAWKINS and GOULD, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-73293Liliana Ramirez Trujillo v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of petitions Mexico for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying her motion to suppress evidence obtained at her immigration arrest. Immigration BIA 10 min
13-30297 USA v. Douglas Crooked Arm - Douglas Crooked Arm and Kenneth G. Shane appeal their convictions by conditional guilty plea to conspiracy to traffic in eagles and migratory birds and unlawfully trafficking in migratory birds. [1:13-cr-00018-DWM-1] Criminal MT 10 min
13-30316 USA v. Kenneth Shane      
13-30334USA v. Francisco Robledo, Jr. - Francisco Robledo, Jr. appeals the district court's denial in part of his suppression motion following which he entered a conditional guilty plea to being a felon in possession of firearms. [2:13-cr-02055-FVS-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
13-35327Scott Snoeck v. Carolyn Colvin - Scott Snoeck appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Snoeck's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [4:12-cv-00031-SEH] Civil MT 15 min
13-35416
13-35779
Scentsy v. Harmony Brands - Briefs filed under seal. [1:11-cv-00249-BLW]
Civil ID 15 min


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