United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calendar for Old Federal Building, Anchorage Alaska

August 5-7, 2019
August 9, 2019

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.


2019-08-05  9:00 am  Herbert A. Ross Historic Courtroom, Old Federal Building, Anchorage Alaska
Before: TALLMAN, IKUTA, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-30097USA v. Joseph Kuzmin - Appeal from conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [3:17-cr-00034-TMB-1] Criminal AK Subm.
18-30237USA v. Alonzo Jenkins - Appeal from conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [3:17-cr-00108-TMB-1] Criminal AK Subm.
18-30121USA v. Kaleb Basey - Appeal from conviction for transportation of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. [4:14-cr-00028-RRB-1] Criminal AK 15 min
18-35998USA v. Phoday Phattey - Phoday Phattey appeals the district court's judgment in favor of the United States in an action to denaturalize Phattey. [3:17-cv-00247-JWS-MMS] Civil AK Subm.
18-35629Center for Bio. Diversity v. Ryan Zinke - Center for Biological Diversity appeals the district court’s dismissal of its action challenging the constitutionality of the Congressional Review Act, which disapproved a U.S. Fish and Wildlife rule that prohibited certain hunting and trapping practices. [3:17-cv-00091-SLG] Civil AK 20 min


2019-08-06  9:00 am  Herbert A. Ross Historic Courtroom, Old Federal Building, Anchorage Alaska
Before: TALLMAN, IKUTA, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-35519USA v. Valentin Gonzales - A federal prisoner appeals the district court's denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion challenging his conviction for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of Minor and two counts of Abusive Sexual Contact with a Minor. [2:17-cv-00001-TOR] Habeas E. WA 10 min
18-16354Earth Island Institute v. Kevin Elliott - Environmental groups appeal the district court’s summary judgments in favor of the U.S. Forest Service and intervenor Sierra Forest Products in an action challenging the decision to authorize a logging salvage operation alongside a road outside the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
  [1:17-cv-01320-LJO-SAB]
Civil E. CA 15 min
18-15937EPC of Hillsborough Cty. v. Volkswagen Grp. of America - The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, Florida and Salt Lake County appeal the district court's order dismissing their diversity actions against Volkswagen alleging violations of state and local laws that prohibit tampering with emission control devices. [3:15-md-02672-CRB] Civil N. CA 20 min
18-55336Waverly Kaffaga v. Thomas Steinbeck - Thomas and Gail Steinbeck and The Palladin Group, Inc. appeal the district court's judgment in a diversity action brought by Waverly Scott Kaffaga, executor of the Estate of Elaine Steinbeck, widow of John Steinbeck.  [2:14-cv-08699-TJH-FFM] Civil C. CA 20 min


2019-08-07  9:00 am  Herbert A. Ross Historic Courtroom, Old Federal Building, Anchorage Alaska
Before: TALLMAN, IKUTA, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-30037
18-30038
USA v. Tommy Hanson - Appeal from sentence imposed upon revocation of supervised release, and an appeal from a conviction for receipt of child pornography. [5:05-cr-00003-RRB-1]
 
Criminal AK 10 min
18-30046USA v. Jim Thornhill - Appeal from conviction for receipt of child pornography. [1:16-cr-00008-TMB-1] Criminal AK 10 min
18-30135USA v. Gregory Numann - Gregory Numann appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. [3:16-cr-00065-TMB-1] Criminal AK Subm.
18-15930Mark Schwartz v. Clark County - An appeal from the district court's judgment after a jury trial in an employment discrimination case. [2:13-cv-00709-JCM-VCF] Civil NV Subm.
18-15968Miles Beam v. Alban Naha - Appeal from a summary judgment/judgment on the pleadings in an action by a former teacher at Hopi Junior/Senior High School who alleged retaliation by school officials, in violation of his First Amendment rights. [3:17-cv-08078-JWS] Civil AZ 15 min


2019-08-09  9:00 am  Courtroom 340, Fairbanks District Courthouse Alaska
Before: TALLMAN, IKUTA, and N.R. SMITH, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
18-35938Marvin Roberts v. City of Fairbanks - An appeal from the district court's dismissal of a civil rights suit brought by four plaintiffs who were convicted of murder in 1977 and whose convictions were later vacated based on a settlement agreement, after a five-week post-conviction hearing. [4:17-cv-00034-HRH] Civil AK 20 min
18-35830Forest Kirst v. Ottosen Propeller etc. - Plaintiffs appeal the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Ottosen Propeller in a diversity action, alleging claims arising out of the crash of a Navion aircraft that one of the plaintiffs was piloting. [3:16-cv-00188-TMB] Civil AK 15 min


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Old Federal Building
605 West 4th Avenue
Anchorage AK 99501-2253


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