United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Calendar for William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington

October 2-6, 2017
October 10, 2017

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.


2017-10-02  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: WARDLAW, CLIFTON, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
13-30289USA v. Ian Harris - Ian Harris appeals his conviction and sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. [2:13-cr-00053-JLQ-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
16-30160USA v. Andrew Hulen - Appeal from judgment revoking supervised release. [1:15-cr-00012-SPW-1] Criminal MT 10 min
16-30218USA v. Michael Brown - Appeal from sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [3:15-cr-05521-BHS-1] Criminal W. WA 10 min
16-30229USA v. William Springfield, Sr. - Appeal from conviction for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. [1:15-cr-00121-SPW-1] Criminal MT Subm.
15-35160
15-35183
Arthur Clemens, Jr. v. Qwest Corp. - An appeal and a cross-appeal from the district court's judgment after jury trial in a Title VII case. [2:13-cv-01793-JPD]
Civil W. WA 15 min
15-35452Northwest School of Safety v. Bob Ferguson - Plaintiffs appeal from the dismissal of their action challenging an initiative passed by Washington voters, Initiative 594, which expanded firearm background checks. [3:14-cv-06026-BHS] Civil W. WA 20 min


2017-10-03  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: LIPEZ (Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit), WARDLAW, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-30112USA v. Isidro Benitez-Castillo - Appeal from conviction for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute. [3:14-cr-05159-BHS-5] Criminal W. WA Subm.
16-30143USA v. Bud Brown - Appeal from conviction for attempted escape. [2:16-cr-00019-JLQ-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
16-30144USA v. Antonio Perryman - Appeal from conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. [2:15-cr-00241-RSL-1] Criminal W. WA 10 min
16-35259Donald Dunlap v. Anchorage Police Department - Donald Dunlap appeals from the district court's summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging Fourth Amendment violations. [3:10-cv-00242-SLG] Civil AK 10 min
16-36049Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Darryl LaCounte - Federal officials appeal the district court's order granting in part the Northern Arapaho Tribe's motion for a preliminary injunction, alleging that defendants violated the Tribe's right to self-govern. [1:16-cv-00011-BMM] Civil MT 15 min
15-35408Ignacio Lanuza v. Jonathan Love - Ignacio Lanuza appeals from the dismissal of his action against Jonathan Love, Assistant Chief Counsel, Immigration and Customers Enforcement, for violations of his substantive and procedural due process rights under the Fifth Amendment. [2:14-cv-01641-MJP] Civil W. WA 20 min


2017-10-04  9:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: WARDLAW, CLIFTON, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
12-99004Guy Rowland v. Kevin Chappell - California state prisoner Guy Rowland appeals the denial of his habeas corpus petition challenging his conviction for first-degree murder and rape and his capital sentence. [3:94-cv-03037-WHA] DP HC N. CA 30 min


2017-10-05  10:30 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: LIPEZ (Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit), WARDLAW, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
16-30228USA v. Tustuji Wakauwn - Appeal from denial of motion for reduction of sentence based on amendment to the sentencing guideline for drug offenses. [2:12-cr-06060-EFS-1] Criminal E. WA Subm.
16-30233USA v. Joseph Eldabaa - Appeal from conviction for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. [6:15-cr-00011-CCL-2] Criminal MT Subm.
16-30261USA v. Maxwell Jones - Appeal from sentence for three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. [2:13-cr-00052-WFN-1] Criminal E. WA 10 min
15-35182Mark DeClements v. Nancy Berryhill - Mark DeClements appeals the district court's judgment on remand, affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's determination that DeClements was not disabled before his disability insured coverage expired. [3:14-cv-05069-JRC] Social Security W. WA Subm.
15-35443CollegeNET, Inc. v. The Common Application, Inc. - An appeal from the dismissal of an antitrust action regarding college application services. [3:14-cv-00771-HZ] Civil OR 15 min
16-35125Yesenia Equihua-Equihua v. Jefferson Sessions - Appeal of the district court's denial of fees and costs under the Equal Access to Justice Act. [9:14-cv-00268-DWM] Civil MT 15 min


2017-10-06  9:15 am  7th Floor Courtroom 2, William K. Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle Washington
Before: WARDLAW, CLIFTON, and OWENS, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
14-35673Viola Van Wechel v. Nancy Berryhill - Viola Van Wechel appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Van Wechel's application for supplemental security income under Title XVI of the Social Security Act. [2:13-cv-03079-TOR] Social Security E. WA Subm.
16-30153USA v. Travis Fischer - Appeal from conviction for theft of public funds. [2:15-cr-00117-RSM-1] Criminal W. WA 10 min
16-35632Koniag, Inc. v. Kurt Kanam - An appeal from the district court's judgment and permanent injunction against a tribal court's exercise of jurisdiction. [3:12-cv-00077-SLG] Civil AK Subm.
15-35614Natalee Richards v. Nancy Berryhill - Natalee Richards appeals the district court's decision affirming the Commissioner of Social Security's denial of Richards's application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income under the Social Security Act. [3:14-cv-05823-MAT] Civil W. WA Subm.
16-35631Russell Bartlett v. Luis Nieves - Russell Bartlett appeals from a summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against Alaska State Troopers alleging false imprisonment, violation of his First Amendment rights, excessive force, and malicious prosecution. [4:15-cv-00004-SLG] Civil AK 15 min
16-35755William Burgan v. Alexander Nixon - An appeal by Carbon County officials from the denial of their motion for qualified immunity in an action alleging that the officials wrongfully cited plaintiff for trespass following his dispute with a neighbor concerning an easement. [1:16-cv-00061-CSO] Civil MT 15 min


2017-10-10  1:00 pm  Barbieri Courtroom, Gonzaga University Law, Spokane Washington
Before: GRABER, PAEZ, and CLIFTON, Circuit Judges
Case No. Title Nature Origin Time / Side
15-35521Dennis Hooper v. Jackson Cty. Sheriff's Office - Dennis Hooper appeals from the judgment entered following a jury trial in his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that a Jackson City police officer violated his Fourth Amendment rights by initiating a traffic stop without probable cause. [1:13-cv-01400-CL] Civil OR 10 min
16-35310Poco, LLC v. Farmers Crop Ins. Alliance - Poco, LLC appeals the district court's summary judgment in favor of Farmers Crop Insurance Alliance, Inc. in Poco's diversity insurance coverage action, alleging breach of contract and Unfair and Deceptive Practices Act claims. [4:14-cv-05106-SAB] Civil E. WA 10 min
15-35704
15-35972
Eagle Point Education Assn. v. Jackson County School District - The Jackson County School District No. 9 appeals from the district court's summary judgment in an action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law by a teachers' union and a high school student arising out of a teachers' strike. [1:12-cv-00846-CL]
Civil OR 15 min


Location Addresses


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
William K. Nakamura U.S. Courthouse
1010 Fifth Avenue
Seattle WA 98104


Gonzaga University School of Law
721 N. Cincinnati Street
P.O. Box 3528
Spokane WA 99220-3528


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