STATUS OF PENDING EN BANC CASES

 

February 2, 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. 

 

Nettles v. Grounds, 12-16935  

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 788 F.3d 992 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  Not yet available 

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: January 20, 2016

Status:  Calendared March 22, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Not yet available

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's dismissal of California state prisoner Damon Nettles's habeas corpus petition seeking expungement of a prison rules violation report and restoration of thirty days of post-conviction credit. 

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:  2015 WL 9592538 (9th Cir. Dec. 31, 2015)  

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

Status:  Calendared March 22, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Not yet available

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: Not yet decided

 

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

Status:  Calendared March 22, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Not yet available

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 attached by another arrestee and suffered serious harm

Holding: Not yet decided

 

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

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: Not applicable

Order Taking Case En Banc: 2015 WL 7067873 (9th Cir. Nov. 12, 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

Status: Argued and submitted January 12, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in Pasadena, California 

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: Not yet decided

 

Daire v. Lattimore, 12-55667  

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 780 F.3d 1215 (9th Cir. 2015)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 803 F.3d 381 (9th Cir. 2015) 

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

Status:  En banc oral argument scheduled for January 12, 2016, is vacated pending further order of the Court; submission deferred

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Reinhardt, McKeown, Tallman, Rawlinson, Bybee, Callahan, Bea, N.R. Smith, Murguia and Watford

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. 2254 habeas petition brought by a California state prisoner serving a 40-year "three strikes" sentence for first degree burglary

Holding: Not yet decided

 

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

Status:  Calendared March 23, 2016, at 1:45 p.m. in San Francisco, California

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: 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

Status: Argued and submitted January 11, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. in Pasadena, California 

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: Not yet decided

 

United States v. Davis, 13-30133

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

Order Taking Case En Banc: 2015 WL 4663640 (9th Cir. Aug. 6, 2015) 

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

Status: Argued and submitted September 10, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., in San Francisco, California

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: Not yet decided

 

Taylor v. Beard, 11-55247

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 772 F.3d 842 (9th Cir. 2014)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 787 F.3d 1241 (9th Cir. 2015)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  June 5, 2015

En Banc Opinion: 2016 WL 278849 (9th Cir. Jan. 21, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  January 21, 2016

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges O'Scannlain, Silverman, McKeown, W. Fletcher, Gould, Tallman, Clifton, Bybee, Christen and Owens

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. 2254 habeas petition brought by a California state prisoner who was convicted and originally sentenced for felony murder based on a jury finding that he was the shooter, but subsequently resentenced as an aider and abettor after the State of California concluded that he was not the shooter. 

Holding: The en banc court affirmed the district court's denial of California state prisoner Ronald Taylor's habeas petition seeking to set aside his felony urder conviction predicated on attempted robbery.

 

United States v. Swisher, 11-35796

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 771 F.3d 514 (9th Cir. 2014)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 785 F.3d 1365 (9th Cir. 2015)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  May 19, 2015

En Banc Opinion: 2016 WL 142591 (9th Cir. Jan. 11, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  January 11, 2016

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Reinhardt, Kozinski, McKeown, Berzon, Clifton, Bybee, Ikuta, N.R. Smith, Nguyen and Watford

Subject Matter: Appeal from district court's denial of defendant's 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion challenging his conviction for wearing military medals without authorization in violation of 18 U.S.C. 704(a) (2002 ed.)

Holding:  The en banc court reversed the denial of defendant's 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion, holding that the reasoning of United States v. Alvarez, 132 S. Ct. 2537 (2012) (invalidating on First Amendment grounds a statute prohibiting lying about being awarded military medals), also applied to 18 U.S.C. 704(a) (2002 ed.), a provision of the Stolen Valor Act the previously criminalized the unauthorized wearing of such medals.

 

Almanza-Arenas v. Lynch, 09-71415+

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 771 F.3d 1184 (9th Cir. 2014)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 785 F.3d 366 (9th Cir. 2015)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  May 8, 2015

En Banc Opinion: 2015 WL 9462976 (9th Cir. Dec. 28, 2015)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  December 28, 2015

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Gould, Tallman, Rawlinson, Bybee, Callahan, Ikuta, N.R. Smith, Nguyen, Watford and Owens

Subject Matter: Petition for review of Board of Immigration Appeals' published decision holding that a California state law conviction for vehicle theft under California Vehicle Code 10851(a) constitutes a crime of moral turpitude  

Holding:  The en banc court granted Gabriel Almanza-Arenas's petition for review and held that a California state law conviction for vehicle theft under California Vehicle Code 10851(a) is not a crime of moral turpitude  

 

Richards v. Prieto, 11-16255

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 560 F. App'x 681 (9th Cir. 2014)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 782 F.3d 417 (9th Cir. 2015) 

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  March 26, 2015

Status: Argued and submitted June 16, 2015, at 3:30 p.m., in San Francisco, California; consolidated with Peruta v. County of San Diego, 10-56971

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Pregerson, Silverman, Graber, McKeown, W. Fletcher, Paez, Callahan, Bea, N.R. Smith and Owens

Subject Matter: Appeal by Yolo County residents and others challenging under the Second Amendment the County's policies for issuing a license to carry a concealed weapon

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Peruta v. County of San Diego, 10-56971

Three-Judge Panel Opinions: 742 F.3d 1144 (9th Cir. 2014); 771 F.3d 570 (9th Cir. 2014) 

Order Taking Case En Banc: 781 F.3d 1106 (9th Cir. 2015)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  March 26, 2015

Status: Argued and submitted June 16, 2015, at 3:30 p.m., in San Francisco, California; consolidated with Richards v. Prieto, 11-16255

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Pregerson, Silverman, Graber, McKeown, W. Fletcher, Paez, Callahan, Bea, N.R. Smith and Owens

Subject Matter: Appeal by County of San Diego residents challenging under the Second Amendment the County's policies for obtaining a license to carry a concealed weapon  

Holding: Not yet decided

   

Wolfson v. Concannon, 11-17634

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 750 F.3d 1145 (9th Cir. 2014)

Order Taking Case En Banc: 768 F.3d 999 (9th Cir. 2014)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc: September 26, 2014

En Banc Opinion: 2016 WL 363202 (9th Cir. Jan. 27, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  January 27, 2016

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges O'Scannlain, Graber, W. Fletcher, Gould, Berzon, Tallman, Rawlinson, Callahan, Christen and Hurwitz

Subject Matter: Appeal by a candidate for elected judicial office, of the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action challenging the constitutionality of provisions of the Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct on the ground that they violate the First Amendment

Holding: The en banc court affirmd the district court's summary judgment in favor of defendants in Arizona state judicial candidate Randolph Wolfson's action challenging on First Amendment grounds several provisions of the Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct regulating judicial campaigns.

     

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.

   

Mondaca-Vega v. Holder, 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: 2015 WL 8755585 (9th Cir. Dec. 15, 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

 

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: 757 F.3d 910 (9th Cir. 2014)

Date of En Banc Opinion: April 29, 2014

Status:  United States Supreme Court reversed and remanded on December 17, 2014.  See Glebe v. Frost, 135 S. Ct. 429 (2014).  The en banc court ordered the parties to file simultaneous supplemental briefs on the question of whether the state's error was harmless.  On July 20, 2015, the parties filed the supplemental briefs.

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.