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At Left Coast Appeals, we provide insights into all things Ninth Circuit. Check out our Ninth Circuit Statistics, which offers an empirical window into the Court’s workings. At our En Banc Tracker, we monitor the Court’s busy en banc proceedings. And at This Week at the Ninth, we highlight key recent decisions.

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July 9, 2020 - This Week at the Ninth

This Week at The Ninth: Railroad Discrimination and Remand Review

This week at This Week, we highlight the Ninth Circuit’s decision holding that an Oregon tax unlawfully discriminated against railroads, along with the Court’s opinion examining the strict limits on the appellate jurisdiction over orders remanding to state courts (and further cementing a circuit …›

June 25, 2020 - This Week at the Ninth

This Week at The Ninth: IMDB, Article III, and the Mailbox Rule

This week, the first of the decisions on which we focus has garnered the most public attention. That’s little surprise: the Ninth Circuit’s decision striking down a California statute prohibiting the publication of age-related information involves an attention-grabbing trifecta of issues—the First Amendment, …›

June 18, 2020 - This Week at the Ninth

This Week at The Ninth: Erie And Exculpation

This week, the Ninth Circuit (quite reasonably) relied on the state courts to resolve a number of open legal questions, certifying two questions to state high courts and issuing an en banc opinion based on the Montana Supreme Court’s resolution of a third. Here, …›