STATUS OF PENDING EN BANC CASES

 

March 24, 2017

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.

 

Godoy v. Spearman, 13-56024

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 834 F.3d 1078 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2017 WL 816885 (9th Cir. March 2, 2017)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  March 2, 2017

Status:   Argued and submitted on March 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Wardlaw, Fisher, Gould, Berzon, Rawlinson, M. Smith, N.R. Smith, Watford, Hurwitz, and Friedland

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court's denial of a California state prisoner's habeas corpus petition challenging his second-degree murder conviction based on juror misconduct, the denial of an evidentiary hearing, and the denial of a continuance.  

Holding: Not yet decided

 

United States v. Simon, 15-10203

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 2016 WL 6610233 (9th Cir. Nov. 9, 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2017 WL 382337 (9th Cir. Jan. 27, 2017)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  January 27, 2017

Status:   Submitted on the briefs on March 22, 2017, in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges W. Fletcher, Gould, Berzon, Bybee, Bea, Ikuta, Murguia, Nguyen, Hurwitz, and Friedland

Subject Matter:   Appeal from a jury conviction and sentence for conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon, conspiracy to commit theft in an interstate commerce shipment, and theft from an interstate commerce shipment. 

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Teixeira v. County of Alameda, 13-17132

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 822 F.3d 1047 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2016 WL 7494873 (9th Cir. Dec. 27, 2016)

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

Status:   Argued and submitted on March 22, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Reinhardt, McKeown, Gould, Paez, Berzon, Tallman, Bybee, Bea, Watford, and Owens

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court's dismissal for failure to state a claim of an action brought by individuals wishing to operate a gun shop in Alameda County, California, challenging a County ordinace that does not permit prospective gun shops to be located within 500 feet of a residentially-zoned district. 

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Feldman v. Arizona, 16-16865

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 842 F.3d 613 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  840 F.3d 1164 (9th Cir. 2016)

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

Status:   To be calendared week of June 19, 2017, in Seattle, Washington

Members of En Banc Court:  Not yet available

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court's order denying plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction in an action challenging Arizona's precinct vote rule, which requires that each voter who votes in person must cast his or her ballot at the precinct polling station at which the voter has registered to vote.  

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Feldman v. Arizona, 16-16698

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 840 F.3d 1057 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 841 F.3d 791 (9th Cir. 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  November 2, 2016

Status:   To be calendared week of June 19, 2017, in Seattle, Washington 

Members of En Banc Court:  Not yet available

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court's order denying plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to prohibit the enforcement of Arizona House Bill 2023, which precludes individuals who do not fall into one of several exceptions (e.g. election officials, mail carriers, family members, household members, and specified caregivers) from collecting early ballots from another person.  

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Retail Digital Network v. Gorsuch, 13-56069

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 810 F.3d 638 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  842 F.3d 1092 (9th Cir. 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  November 16, 2016

Status:   Argued and submitted January 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Reinhardt, Kozinski, W. Fletcher, Gould, Paez, Rawlinson, Bybee, M. Smith, Murguia and Watford   

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court's summary judgment in favor of the Director of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Council in an action challenging, on First Amendment grounds, a provision of the California Business and Professions Code forbidding manufacturers and wholesalers from giving anything of value to retailers for advertising their alcoholic products.  

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Ledezma-Cosino v. Lynch, 12-73289

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 819 F.3d 1070 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  839 F.3d 805 (9th Cir. 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  October 12, 2016

Status:   Argued and submitted January 18, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Kozinski, Graber, McKeown, Clifton, Bea, Ikuta, Murguia, Christen, Watford, and Owens   

Subject Matter:   Petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding petitioner ineligible for cancellation of removal or voluntary departure because he lacked good moral character under 8 U.S.C. sec. 1101(f)(1).  

Holding: Not yet decided

 

United States v. Martinez-Lopez, 14-50014

Three-Judge Panel Opinion:  Not applicable

Order Taking Case En Banc:  838 F.3d 1007 (9th Cir. 2016)

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

Status:   Argued and submitted January 17, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Reinhardt, Kozinski, O'Scannlain, McKeown, Berzon, Tallman, Clifton, Bybee, Callahan, and Bea 

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court’s sentence imposed following a guility plea to illegal reentry after deportation. 

Holding: Not yet decided

 

First S. Nat'l Bank v. Sunnyslope Hous. Ltd. P'ship (In re Sunnyslope Hous. Ltd. P'ship), 12-17241+

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 818 F.3d 937 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  838 F.3d 975 (9th Cir. 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  September 22, 2016

Status:   Argued and submitted January 17, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Kozinski, O'Scannlan, Graber, Gould, Tallman, Bea, Nguyen, Hurwitz, Owens, and Friedland   

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court’s judgment affirming the bankruptcy court's confirmation of a chapter 11 plan of reorganization.

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Lowry v. City of San Diego, 13-56141

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 818 F.3d 840 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  837 F.3d 1014 (9th Cir. 2016)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  September 16, 2016

Status:   Argued and submitted January 18, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Kozinski, O'Scannlain, Tallman, Rawlinson, Clifton, Bea, Nguyen, Watford, Hurwitz, and Owens   

Subject Matter:   Appeal from district court’s summary judgment in an action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. section 1983 alleging that the City of San Diego's policy of training its police dogs to "bite and hold" individuals violates the Fourth Amendment.

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:  831 F.3d 1263 (9th Cir. 2016)

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

Status:   Argued and submitted 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

  

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

En Banc Opinion:  2017 WL 908546 (9th Cir. March 8, 2017)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  March 8, 2017

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:  The en banc court granted a 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 asserted that Mexican officials were unable or unwilling to protect him from harm by private individuals due to his sexual orientation. 

  

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

En Banc Opinion:  2016 WL 7384038 (9th Cir. Dec. 21, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  December 21, 2016

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:  The en banc court reversed the district court's summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs and remanded for the district court to enter summary judgment for California in an action brought by a class of nonresident commercial fishers challenging California's nonresident fee differential for four commercial fishing licenses, vessel registration and permits.

  

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:  833 F.3d 1087 (9th Cir.  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.  

 

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

 

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:  828 F.3d 1143 (9th Cir. 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.