STATUS OF PENDING EN BANC CASES

 

January 11, 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.

 

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:   To be calendared week of March 20, 2017, in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:  Not yet available

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:   Calendared 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:   Calendared 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:   Calendared 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:   Calendared 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:   Calendared 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

 

SunEarth, Inc. v. Sun Earth Solar Power Co., 13-17622+

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 650 F. App'x 463 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  87 F.3d 978 (9th Cir. 2016)

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

En Banc Opinion:   839 F.3d 1179 (9th Cir. 2016) 

Date of En Banc Opinion:  October 24, 2016

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges McKeown, Wardlaw, W. Fletcher, Gould, Paez, Clifton, Nguyen, Watford, Owens, and Friedland  

Subject Matter:   Appeal from district court’s order granting injunction and denying attorney fees in Lanham Act case.  

Holding:  The en banc court held that district courts analyzing a request for attorney fees under the Lanham Act should examine the totality of the circumstances to determine if the case was exceptional, exercising equitable discretion in light of the nonexclusive factors identified in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 1749 (2014) and Fogerty v. Fantasy, Inc., 510 U.S. 517 (1994), and using a preponderance of the evidence standard.  The court of appeals' review of the district court's decision on fees awarded under the Lanham Act is for abuse of discretion.

 

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

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

Order Taking Case En Banc:  831 F.3d 1262 (9th Cir. 2016)

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

En Banc Opinion:   2016 WL 7321373 (9th Cir. Dec. 16, 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  December 16, 2016

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:  On remand from the Supreme Court, the en banc court vacated the district court's judgment in favor of an employer and its benefits plan administrator on claims of breach of fiduciary duty in the selection and retention of certail mutual funds for a benefit plan governed by ERISA.

 

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

 

Fue v. Biter, 12-55307

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

Order Taking Case En Banc: 835 F.3d 892 (9th Cir. 2016)

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

En Banc Opinion:   842 F.3d 650 (9th Cir. 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  November 17, 2016

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

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

Holding: The en banc court reversed the district court's judgment dismissing as untimely California state prisoner Steven Fue's federal habeas corpus petition, and remanded for further proceedings, in a case in which Fue argues that he is entitled to equitable tolling because the California Supreme Court never notified him that it had denied his state habeas petition.   

 

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:  Argued and submitted 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

  

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.

 

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

En Banc Opinion:  843 F.3d 784 (9th Cir. 2016)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  December 9, 2016

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: The en banc court affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court's summary judgment and remanded in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action aginast the County of Washoe and social workers alleging violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments arising from the warrantless removal of plaintiff's two-day-old biological daughter from the custody of her mother.

 

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.  

 

Castro v. County of Los Angeles, 12-56829   

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

Order Taking Case En Banc:  809 F.3d 536 (9th Cir. 2015) 

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

En Banc Opinion:  833 F.3d 1060 (9th Cir. 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

 

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.