STATUS OF PENDING EN BANC CASES

 

August 29, 2016

This report is provided for case identification and background information only and does not reflect the views of the court. When a case is heard or reheard en banc, the en banc court assumes jurisdiction over the entire case, see 28 U.S.C. § 46(c), regardless of the issue or issues that may have caused any member of the Court to vote to hear the case en banc. Summerlin v. Stewart, 309 F.3d 1193 (9th Cir. 2002).  In those cases where the parties have filed petitions for rehearing en banc and oppositions, you can access the pdfs by clicking the case title.

 

Tibble v. Edison Int'l, 10-56406+

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 820 F.3d 1041 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2016 WL 4151382 (9th Cir. Aug. 5, 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  August 5, 2016

Status:   Calendared September 8, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Reinhardt, Silverman, McKeown, Paez, Clifton, Bea, M. Smith, Nguyen, Watford, and Friedland  

Subject Matter:   Appeal from district court’s judgment in a class action brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by beneficiaries who alleged that their pension plan was managed imprudently and in a self-interested fashion.

Holding: Not yet decided

 

United States v. Sanchez-Gomez, 13-50561+

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 798 F.3d 1204 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2016 WL 4151383 (9th Cir. Aug. 5, 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  August 5, 2016

Status:   Calendared September 7, 2016, at 3:30 a.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Schroeder, Reinhardt, Kozinski, O'Scannlain, Silverman, Graber, Paez, Berzon, Callahan, and Ikuta 

Subject Matter:   Appeal from district court’s orders in four cases in which defendants challenged a policy in the Southern District of California whereby United States Marshals place pretrial detainees in full shackle restraints for most appearances before a judge, including arraignments, unless a judge specifically requests the restraints be removed in a particular case.

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Fue v. Biter, 12-55307

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 810 F.3d 1114 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2016 WL 4136976 (9th Cir. Aug. 4, 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  August 4, 2016

Status:   Calendared September 8, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Kozinski, Silverman, McKeown, W. Fletcher, Paez, Tallman, Clifton, Bybee, N.R. Smith, Hurwitz 

Subject Matter:   Appeal from district court’s dismissal, as untimely, of a California state prisoner’s habeas corpus petition.  

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. FDA, 13-17131

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 819 F.3d 1102 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2016 WL 4120696 (9th Cir. Aug. 3, 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  August 3, 2016

Status:  Not calendared

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Kozinski, Graber, McKeown, Paez, Berzon, Callahan, N.R. Smith, Watford, Owens, and Friedland 

Subject Matter:  Appeal from district court's holding on summary judgment that under Freedom of Information Act Exemption 4, the FDA properly withheld categories of information requested by the Animal Legal Defense Fund regarding egg-production farms in Texas. 

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Ozenne v. Chase Manhattan Bank (In re Ozenne), 11-60039

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 818 F.3d 514 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2016 WL 3749038 (9th Cir. July 13, 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  July 13, 2016

Status:  Not calendared

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Kozinski, Graber, McKeown, Paez, Berzon, Callahan, N.R. Smith, Watford, Owens, and Friedland  

Subject Matter:  Appeal from Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's denial of a petition for writ of mandamus.

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Bringas-Rodriguez v. Lynch, 13-72682

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 805 F.3d 1171 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2016 WL 3262628 (9th Cir. June 14, 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  June 14, 2016

Status:  Calendared September 7, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges O'Scannlain, Silverman, Wardlaw, W. Fletcher, Clifton, Bea, M. Smith, Christen, Owens, and Friedland   

Subject Matter:  Petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture to a citizen of Mexico who sought relief based on his sexual orientation and HIV-positive status. 

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Public Integrity Alliance v. City of Tucson, 15-16142

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 805 F.3d 876 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  820 F.3d 1075 (9th Cir. 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  April 27, 2016

Status:  Argued and submitted June 21, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges W. Fletcher, Gould, Paez, Berzon, Clifton, Callahan, Christen, Nguyen, Owens and Friedland

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's judgment in favor of the City of Tucson in an action challenging the constitutionality of the City of Tucson's hybrid system for electing members of its city council.  

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Marilley v. Bonham, 13-17358  

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 802 F.3d 958 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  815 F.3d 1178 (9th Cir. 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  February 26, 2016

Status:  Argued and submitted June 21, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Reinhardt, Wardlaw, W. Fletcher, Berzon, M. Smith, Murguia, Nguyen, Hurwitz, Owens and Friedland

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's summary judgment in favor of a plaintiff class of non-resident commercial fishers who alleged that California's fishing fees -- which charge non-residents two or three times more than residents -- violate the Privileges and Immunities Clause because California failed to offer a closely related justification for its discrimination against non-residents. 

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Kirkpatrick v. County of Washoe, 12-15080  

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 792 F.3d 1184 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  813 F.3d 1258 (9th Cir. 2016)  

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  February 17, 2016

Status:   Argued and submitted June 22, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Kozinski, O'Scannlain, Gould, Rawlinson, Bea, Murguia, Christen, Watford, Hurwitz and Friedland

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's summary judgment in favor of the County of Washoe and three social workers in 42 U.S.C. 1983 action alleging that defendants violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment when they took plaintiff's biological daughter into protective custody when she was two days old and placed her with a foster parent without obtaining prior judicial authorization. 

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Washington v. Ryan, 05-99009  

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 789 F.3d 1041 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  811 F.3d 299 (9th Cir. 2015)  

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: December 31, 2015

En Banc Opinion:  2016 WL 4269871 (9th Cir. Aug. 15, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  August 15, 2016

Members of En Banc Court: Chief Judge Thomas, Judges W. Fletcher, Rawlinson, Clifton, Bybee, Callahan, Bea, M. Smith, Ikuta, Christen and Watford

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's denial of an Arizona death row inmate's appeal from the district court's judgment denying his 28 U.S.C. 2254 habeas petition and denying his motion to vacate the judgment under Fed. R. Crim. P. 60(b)  

Holding:  The en banc court reversed the district court’s order denying Arizona death row inmate Theodore Washington’s motion under Fed. Civ. P. 60(b) to vacate and renter its judgment denying his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition so that his appeal could be timely, and remanded for the district court to vacate and reenter its judgment nunc pro tunc as of June 6, 2005.  

 

Castro v. County of Los Angeles, 12-56829   

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 797 F.3d 654 (9th Cir. 2015) 

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2015 WL 9596184 (9th Cir. Dec. 28, 2015) 

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: December 28, 2015

En Banc Opinion:  2016 WL 4268955 (9th Cir. Aug. 15, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  August 15, 2016

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Graber, Gould, Paez, Callahan, Bea, M. Smith, Ikuta, Watford, Owens and Friedland

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's judgment, follow a jury trial, in an action brought under federal and state law by a pretrial detainee who was attacked by another arrestee and suffered serious harm

Holding:  The en banc court affirmed the district court’s judgment, entered following a jury trial, in an action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by a pretrial detainee alleging that his due process right to be protected from harm at the hands of other inmates was violated when he was severely beaten and injured in his cell by another inmate.

 

 

United States v. Gasca-Ruiz, 14-50342+  

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: Not applicable

Order Taking Case En Banc: 810 F.3d 1110 (9th Cir. 2015) 

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: November 12, 2015

Status:  Argued and submitted January 12, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in Pasadena, California 

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges O'Scannlain, McKeown, W. Fletcher, Gould, Bybee, Bea, N.R. Smith, Watford, Hurwitz and Friedland

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's sentences imposed following guilty plea to one count of transportation of illegal aliens, in violation of 8 U.S.C. 1324, and upon revocation of supervised release

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Munoz Santos v. Thomas, 12-56506  

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 779 F.3d 1021 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 804 F.3d 998 (9th Cir. 2015) 

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: October 22, 2015

En Banc Opinion:  2016 WL 4039710 (9th Cir. July 28, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  July 28, 2016

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges McKeown, Wardlaw, W. Fletcher, Clifton, Bybee, Callahan, M. Smith, Ikuta, Murguia and Owens

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. 2241 habeas petition brought by a federal prisoner challenging his extradition to Mexico on kidnapping charges

Holding: The en banc court reversed the district court's judgment denying habeas relief from a magistrate judge's order certifying Jose Luis Munoz Santos's extradition to Mexico on kidnapping charges, and remanded, in a case in which Munoz Santos sought to introduce evidence that incriminating statements made against him by his co-conspirators were obtained by torture and therefore could not support the probable cause required to expedite.

  

Curiel v. Miller, 11-56949  

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 780 F.3d 1201 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 798 F.3d 1209 (9th Cir. 2015) 

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: August 25, 2015

En Banc Opinion:  2016 WL 3974172 (9th Cir. July 25, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  July 25, 2016

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Reinhardt, Silverman, Graber, Gould, Paez, Bybee, Murguia, Hurwitz, Owens and Friedland

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's order dismissing as untimely a 28 U.S.C. 2254 habeas petition brought by a California state prisoner

Holding: The en banc court reversed the district court's judgment dismissing as untimely California state prisoner Freddy Curiel's federal habeas petition. 

 

Mann v. Ryan, 09-99017

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 774 F.3d 1203 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 797 F.3d 654 (9th Cir. 2015) 

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: August 10, 2015

En Banc Opinion:  2016 WL 3854234 (9th Cir. July 15, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  July 15, 2016  

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Graber, McKeown, Wardlaw, Berzon, Clifton, Callahan, N.R. Smith, Christen, Watford and Owens

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. 2254 habeas petition by an Arizona state prisoner who was convicted and sentenced to death in Arizona state court for two murders

Holding: The en banc court afffirmed the district court's judgment denying Arizona state prisoner Eric Owen Mann's 28 U.S.C. 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction and capital sentence for two counts of first-degree murder.

 

United States v. Davis, 13-30133

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 776 F.3d 1088 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 795 F.3d 1188 (9th Cir. 2015) 

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: August 6, 2015

En Banc Opinion:  2016 WL 3245043 (9th Cir. June 13, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  June 13, 2016

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges W. Fletcher, Paez, Tallman, Rawlinson, Callahan, Bea, Christen, Nguyen, Hurwitz and Owens

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's denial of defendant's motion pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) for reduction of sentence based upon the retroactive amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines governing crack cocaine

Holding:  The en banc court reversed the district court's determination that defendant is not eligible for a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2), and remanded for reconsideration of whether defendant should receive a reduction under section 3582(c)(2) and the Guidelines' related policy statements. 

 

McKinney v. Ryan, 09-99018

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 730 F.3d 903 (9th Cir. 2013)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  745 F.3d 963 (9th Cir. 2014)  

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: March 12, 2014

En Banc Opinion: 2015 WL 9466506 (9th Cir. Dec. 29, 2015)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  December 29, 2015

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Kozinski, Wardlaw, W. Fletcher, Gould, Berzon, Tallman, Callahan, Bea, Christen, Nguyen

Subject Matter: Appeal by Arizona state prisoner of the district court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging his jury conviction and capital sentence for two counts of murder.

Holding:  The en banc court reversed the district court's judgment denying Arizona state prisoner James McKinney's habeas petition, remanded with instructions to grant the writ with respect to McKinney's death sentence unless the state, within a reasonable time, corrects the constitutional error in his death sentence or vacates the sentence and imposes a lesser sentence consistent with law.

Cert. Petition Filed:  February 28, 2016

   

Mondaca-Vega v. Lynch, 03-71369

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 718 F.3d 1075 (9th Cir. 2013)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 735 F.3d 1093 (9th Cir. 2013)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: November 6, 2013

En Banc Opinion: 808 F.3d 413 (9th Cir. 2015)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  December 15, 2015

Members of En Banc Court: Kozinski, Pregerson, Thomas, Silverman, W. Fletcher, Rawlinson, Bybee, N.R. Smith, Murguia, Nguyen, Hurwitz

Subject Matter: Petition for review from the district court’s decision finding that petitioner is not a United States citizen.

Holding:  The en banc court denied Salvador Mondaca-Vega's petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding him deportable, based on the en banc court's affirmance of the district court's determination following a bench trial that petitioner is not a United States citizen.

Cert. Petition Filed:  March 14, 2016

 

Frost v. Van Boening, 11-35114

Three-Judge Panel Opinion:  692 F.3d 924 (9th Cir. 2012)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 707 F.3d 1143 (9th Cir. 2013)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: February 25, 2013

En Banc Opinion (on remand from the Supreme Court): 816 F.3d 469 (9th Cir. 2016); amended opinion filed August 29, 2016 not yet available on Westlaw

Date of En Banc Opinion:  March 21, 2016; amended August 29, 2016

Members of En Banc Court: Kozinski, Reinhardt, Thomas, Wardlaw, Paez, Tallman, Rawlinson, Bybee, Callahan, M. Smith, Nguyen

Subject Matter: Appeal from the district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus petition challenging a jury conviction of robbery, burglary, assault and attempted robbery.  

Holding:  On remand from the Supreme Court, the en banc court affirmed the district court's denial of habeas corpus relief to Washington state prisoner Joshua Frost.