STATUS OF PENDING EN BANC CASES

 

February 1, 2019

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.

 

Ellis v. Harrison, No. 16-56188

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 891 F.3d 1160 (9th Cir. 2018)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  2019 WL 384125 (9th Cir. Jan. 31, 2019)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  January 31, 2019

Status:   Not yet scheduled

Members of En Banc Court:   Not yet available

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court’s denial of California inmate Ezzard Ellis’s habeas corpus petition in which he contended that he was denied his Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel because his trial attorney held deeply racist beliefs about African Americans in general and him in particular. 

Holding: Not yet decided

 

DNC v. Reagan, No. 18-15845

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 904 F.3d 686 (9th Cir. 2018)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  911 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 2019)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  January 2, 2019

Status:   To be calendared week of March 25, 2019, in in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:   Not yet available

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court’s judgment, entered following a bench trial, in an action challenging under the First, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, and § 2 of the Voting Rights Act, two state of Arizona election practices:  (1) Arizona’s requirement that in-person voters cast their ballots in their assigned precinct, which Arizona enforces by not counting ballots cast in the wrong precinct; and (2) House Bill 2023, which makes it a felony for third parties to collect early ballots from voters, unless the collector falls into one of several exceptions.  

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Easley v. City of Riverside, No. 16-55941

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 890 F.3d 851 (9th Cir. 2018)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  908 F.3d 1156 (9th Cir. 2018)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  November 15, 2018

Status:   Argued and submitted December 10, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:   THOMAS, Chief Judge, and GRABER, W. FLETCHER, PAEZ, BERZON, BYBEE, BEA, M. SMITH, Jr., CHRISTEN, HURWITZ, and BENNETT, Circuit Judges

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court's grant, on summary judgment, of qualified immunity to a police officer in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging that the officer used excessive force when he shot plaintiff three times following a traffic stop.  

Holding: Not yet decided

 

C.J.L.G. v. Sessions, No. 16-73801

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 880 F.3d 1122 (9th Cir. 2018)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  904 F.3d 642 (9th Cir. 2018)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  September 19, 2018

Status:   Argued and submitted December 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., in San Francisco, California

Members of En Banc Court:   THOMAS, Chief Judge, and GRABER, McKEOWN, W. FLETCHER, PAEZ, BERZON, RAWLINSON, CALLAHAN, IKUTA, NGUYEN, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges

Subject Matter:   Petition for review of a Board of Immigration Appeals decision denying alien minor's applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention against Torture.  

Holding: Not yet decided

 

United States v. Depue, No. 15-10553

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 879 F.3d 1021 (9th Cir. 2018)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  898 F.3d 1265 (9th Cir. 2018)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  August 7, 2018

En Banc Opinion:  912 F.3d 1227 (9th Cir. 2019)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  January 14, 2019

Members of En Banc Court:  Thomas, Chief Judge, and W. Fletcher, Paez, Berzon, M. Smith, Ikuta, Christen, Nguyen, Watford, Hurwitz, and Friedland, Circuit Judges 

Subject Matter:   Appeal from convictions and sentence for fraud and conspiracy in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme.  

Holding:  Affirming the convictions and sentence, the en banc court reaffirmed the distinction between waiver and forfeiture of sentencing challenges: a defendant waives his rights and precludes plain error review only when there is evidence that he knew of his rights at the time and nonetheless relinquished them.

 

In re. Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation, Nos. 15-56014+

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 881 F.3d 679 (9th Cir. 2018)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  897 F.3d 1003 (9th Cir. 2018)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  July 27, 2018

Status:   Argued and submitted September 27, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in Pasadena, California

Members of En Banc Court:  THOMAS, Chief Judge, and KLEINFELD, W. FLETCHER, BERZON, RAWLINSON, BYBEE, M. SMITH, Jr., IKUTA, CHRISTEN, NGUYEN, and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court's order granting class certification in a nationwide class action settlement arising out of misstatements by defendants Hyundai Motor America, Inc. and its affiliate, Kia Motors, Inc., regarding the fuel efficiency of their vehicles. 

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Andrews v. Davis, Nos. 09-99012+

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 866 F.3d 994 (9th Cir. 2017)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  888 F.3d 1020 (9th Cir. 2018)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  April 26, 2018

Status:   Argued and submitted September 25, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Pasadena, California

Members of En Banc Court:  THOMAS, Chief Judge, and GOULD, BERZON, RAWLINSON, BYBEE, N.R. SMITH, MURGUIA, NGUYEN, WATFORD, OWENS, and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court's denial of all but one of the claims raised in California state prisoner Jesse James Andrews's petition for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, and cross-appeal by state from the district court's grant of relief on Andrews's claim that his counsel's assistance was ineffective at the penalty phase of his capital murder trial. 

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Marinelarena v. Sessions, No. 14-72003

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 869 F.3d 780 (9th Cir. 2017)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  886 F.3d 737 (9th Cir. 2018)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  March 29, 2018

Status:   Argued and submitted September 27, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in Pasadena, California

Members of En Banc Court:  THOMAS, Chief Judge, and TASHIMA, GRABER, W. FLETCHER, BERZON, RAWLINSON, BYBEE, M. SMITH, Jr., IKUTA, WATFORD, and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges

Subject Matter:   Petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' decision finding petitioner Aracely Marinelarena ineligible for cancellation of removal because she had failed to meet her burden of proof to show that her conviction was not for a disqualifying controlled substance offense.   

Holding: Not yet decided

 

Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC, Nos. 15-15791+

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 869 F.3d 1108 (9th Cir. 2017)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  882 F.3d 777 (9th Cir. 2018)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  February 16, 2018

En Banc Opinion:  2018 WL 4440364 (9th Cir. Sep. 19, 2018)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  September 19, 2018

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges Graber, McKeown, Wardlaw, W. Fletcher, Paez, Rawlinson, Callahan, Ikuta, Christen, and Hurwitz

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court’s final orders and judgments in favor of the defendants in actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act by former servers and bartenders who alleged that their employers improperly claimed their tips as a credit toward the required minimum wage. 

Holding:  The en banc court reversed district courts’ dismissals of actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act concerning tip credits toward servers’ and bartenders’ wages.

  

Am. Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, Nos. 16-16072+

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 871 F.3d 884 (9th Cir. 2017)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  880 F.3d 1019 (9th Cir. 2018)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  January 29, 2018

En Banc Opinion2019 WL 387114 (9th Cir. Jan. 31, 2019)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  January 31, 2019

Members of En Banc Court:  THOMAS, Chief Judge, and D.W. NELSON, GRABER, W. FLETCHER, BERZON, IKUTA, MURGUIA, CHRISTEN, NGUYEN, HURWITZ, and OWENS, Circuit Judges

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court’s denial of the plaintiff Associations’ motion for a preliminary injunction, seeking to enjoin the implementation of the City and County of San Francisco’s ordinance that would require warnings about the health effects of certain sugar-sweetened beverages on specific types of fixed advertising within San Francisco. 

Holding:  The en banc court reversed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction and remanded in an action challenging the City and County of San Francisco’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warning Ordinance, which requires health warnings on advertisements for certain sugar-sweetened beverages.

 

 

Ibrahim v. US Dep't of Homeland Security, Nos. 14-16161+

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 835 F.3d 1048 (9th Cir. 2016)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  878 F.3d 703 (9th Cir. 2017)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  December 29, 2017

En Banc Opinion2019 WL 73988 (9th Cir. Jan. 2, 2019)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  January 2, 2019

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges McKeown, Wardlaw, W. Fletcher, Berzon, Callahan, M. Smith, N.R. Smith, Christen, Nguyen, and Watford

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court’s award of attorney’s fees and expenses pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act and the Supreme Court’s decision in Hensley v. Eckerhart, 461 U.S. 424 (1983). 

Holding:  The en banc court reversed the district court, vacated the award of attorneys’ fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, and remanded with instructions to recalculate the fees for the civil rights law firm that represented Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim in her successful challenge to her inclusion on the Transportation Security Administration’s "No Fly" list.

 

 

Alaska Airlines, Inc. v. Schurke, No. 13-35574

Three-Judge Panel Opinion: 846 F.3d 1081 (9th Cir. 2017)

Order Taking Case En Banc:  869 F.3d 707 (9th Cir. 2017)

Date of Order Taking Case En Banc:  June 30, 2017

En Banc Opinion:  898 F.3d 904 (9th Cir. 2018)

Date of En Banc Opinion:  August 1, 2018

Members of En Banc Court:  Chief Judge Thomas, Judges McKeown, Paez, Berzon, Tallman, Callahan, Bea, M. Smith, Ikuta, Nguyen, and Hurwitz

Subject Matter:   Appeal from the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a labor law suit brought by Alaska Airlines, Inc. 

Holding:  The en banc court affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendants, and held that the Railway Labor Act did not preempt a worker’s claim premised on a state law right to reschedule vacation leave for family medical purposes, when the worker’s underlying right to vacation leave was covered by a collective bargaining agreement. 

 

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:   Oral argument tentatively rescheduled for the week of December 11, 2017, in San Francisco, California, removed from calendar pending further order of the Court

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:   Oral argument tentatively rescheduled for the week of December 11, 2017, in San Francisco, California, removed from calendar pending further order of the Court

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