04 Jan 2018
Appeals Court Rules Against Idaho’s Unconstitutional Ag-Gag Law Aimed At Suppressing Journalists
In a decision upholding the First Amendment, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled key parts of an Idaho “ag-gag” law are unconstitutional.
01 Nov 2017
Appeals Court Lets Officer Off Hook For ‘Unconstitutional Arrest’ Because He Couldn’t Have Known It Violated Rights
The court asserted the officer couldn’t have known force was “clearly unreasonable” given “lack of guiding precedent,” and granted him immunity for his actions.
29 Aug 2017
CIA Must Help With FOIA Request For Records On Torturers, Appeals Court Rules
An appeals court ruled the CIA and other agencies have no right to “resist disclosure” if a requester fails to adequately describe records they request via FOIA.
29 Oct 2015
Immigrant Detainees’ Access to Bond Hearings Expanded by Appeals Court
A federal appeals court affirmed and expanded a prior ruling to grant immigrant detainees in the Ninth Circuit access to bond hearings every six months.