United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calendar for Portland, Oregon

October 6-10, 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.


2014-10-06  9:30 am  Portland Pioneer Courtroom, Portland, Oregon
Before: KOZINSKI , Chief Judge; and FERNANDEZ and DAVIS (Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit), Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
10-36059USA v. Daryl Kollman - Taxpayers appeal the district court's judgment in an action by the United States to reduce income tax assessments for 1996 to judgment, challenging the timeliness of the government's collection suit. [1:08-cv-03027-PA] Civil OR 10 min
12-35131Clarence Jones v. Max Williams - Oregon state prisoner Clarence Jones appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his civil rights action alleging that prison officials violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and the First Amendment. [6:09-cv-00029-TC] Pr Non-HC OR 10 min
13-30319USA v. Walter Stewart, Jr. - Walter Mitchell Stewart, Jr. appeals two special conditions of supervised release imposed as part of his sentence for his conviction by guilty plea to failure to register/update registration as a sex offender. [1:12-cr-00086-DWM-1] Criminal MT 10 min
12-70338Idaho Conservation League v. BPA - Idaho Conservation League petitions for review of the decision by the Bonneville Power Administration to adopt new Flexible Winter Power Operations at the Albeni Falls Dam, a federal dam which regulates the water levels at Lake Pend Oreille. Agency BPA 20 min


2014-10-07  9:30 am  Portland Pioneer Courtroom, Portland, Oregon
Before: KOZINSKI , Chief Judge; and FERNANDEZ and FISHER, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-30236USA v. Joyce Spoonhunter - Joyce Spoonhunter appeals her jury conviction of wire fraud, arising from her theft of money from vendors who were trying to reserve spots at the North American Indian Days on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. [4:13-cr-00020-DLC-1] Criminal MT 10 min
13-35187John Tutor v. ODOC - Oregon state prisoner John Tutor appeals pro se from the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that Oregon Department of Correction employees wrongly calculated his release date. [1:12-cv-01549-TC] Pr Non-HC OR 10 min
13-35301Ralph Dispennett v. David Cook - An Oregon state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of sodomy, burglary, assault, and attempted rape of a mentally impaired woman. [3:98-cv-01252-JO] Habeas OR 10 min
13-35036Randy Kaady v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co. - Randy Kaady appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Mid-Continent Casualty Company in Kaady's diversity insurance coverage action under a commercial general liability policy. [3:11-cv-00706-MO] Civil OR 10 min
13-35328Kelly Engelhardt v. Carolyn Colvin - Kelly Engelhardt appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Engelhardt's application for disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. [4:12-cv-00033-SEH] Civil MT 10 min
13-35343Kirk Williams v. Mark Nooth - An Oregon state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction of rape and related offenses involving his girlfriend's daughter. [3:10-cv-00070-ST] Habeas OR 10 min


2014-10-08  9:30 am  Portland Pioneer Courtroom, Portland, Oregon
Before: KOZINSKI , Chief Judge; and FISHER and DAVIS (Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit), Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-71355Carlos Garcia-Alvarez v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of El Salvador petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of his applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 10 min
12-73724Christine Lumeno v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of Indonesia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of her applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Immigration BIA 10 min
13-35657Shawn Williams v. Steve Franke - An Oregon state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of murder and related offenses when he attempted to intimidate a witness in a separate case against him. [6:01-cv-00812-AA] Habeas OR 10 min
13-35050Kimerie Larmanger v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan - Briefs filed under seal. [3:11-cv-00089-BR] Civil OR 15 min
13-35163CHMM v. Freeman Marine Equipment - CHMM, LLC, appeals the the district court's interlocutory order dismissing its negligence and product liability claims in an admiralty action regarding damage to a motor yacht. [3:12-cv-01484-ST] Civil OR 10 min
13-35362Melody Ross v. Carolyn W. Colvin - Melody Ross, on behalf of the estate of her son Robert Ross, appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Ross's son's application for disability insurance benefits under the Social Security Act. [4:12-cv-00048-RKS] Civil MT 15 min


2014-10-09  9:00 am  Portland Pioneer Courtroom, Portland, Oregon
Before: FISHER, CHRISTEN and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-70164Feng Chen v. Eric Holder, Jr. - A citizen of China petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision denying his motion to reopen removal proceedings. Immigration BIA 10 min
13-30257USA v. Sonny Crazymule - Sonny Craxymule appeals his jury convictions aiding and abetting assault resulting in serious bodily injury, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§1153(a) and 113(a)(6). [1:12-cr-00115-SEH-1] Criminal MT 10 min
13-30266USA v. Ervin Osorio - Ervin Osorio appeals his jury conviction and sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846, and Distribution of Methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1). [6:13-cr-00007-SEH-1] Criminal MT 10 min
13-35689Robert Bray v. Guy Hall - An Oregon prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction of encouraging child sexual abuse. [2:11-cv-01128-SI] Habeas OR 10 min
13-35259Fred Larsen v. Commissioner, Social Security - Fred Larsen appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Larsen's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. [6:11-cv-06415-TC] Civil OR 15 min
13-35284Crow Tribal Housing Authority v. USHUD - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") appeals the district court's partial summary judgment in favor of the Crow Tribal Housing Authority, challenging HUD's agency action of recouping alleged over-payments [1:06-cv-00051-RFC] Civil MT 20 min


2014-10-10  9:30 am  Portland Pioneer Courtroom, Portland, Oregon
Before: GOULD, CHRISTEN and NGUYEN, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-30309USA v. William Barrow - William Barrow appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine. [1:13-cr-00013-SEH-1] Criminal MT 10 min
13-35357Rob Handy v. Lane County - Rob Handy, a former Lane County Commissioner and Brian McCall, a constituent, appeal from the district court's dismissal of their action alleging that the County retaliated against Handy for exercising his right to free speech. [6:12-cv-01548-AA] Civil OR 10 min
13-35711Gary Brown v. Mark Nooth - An Oregon state prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction for kidnapping and related offenses, claiming a violation of his confrontation rights. [2:11-cv-01003-SU] Habeas OR 10 min
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12-35746
Scottrade, Inc. v. Kristine Davenport - Kristine Davenport appeals pro se the district court's two judgments: the order entered on July 31, 2012, and modified on August 1, 2012; and the judgment dismissing Davenport's third-party claims against third-party defendant Arnold Faller. [1:11-cv-00003-RFC]
Civil MT 15 min
13-35228Gary Krela v. Florence Kryla - Gary Krela, individually and on behalf of the Estate of George Kryla, and Linda Krela appeal the district court's dismissal of their diversity action brought against Florence Kryla and others. [6:12-cv-01089-TC] Civil OR 15 min
13-35276Igor Zavalin v. Carolyn W. Colvin - Igor Zavalin appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's redetermination of Zavalin's eligibility for supplemental security income benefits on turning 18 under Title XVI of the Social Security Act. [3:12-cv-00114-MO] Civil OR 15 min


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