Bullhorn Use

A protester is entitled to a preliminary injunction to halt a City of Vallejo requirement that obligates individuals to obtain permits before using sound-amplifying devices within the city, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The protester wanted to use a bullhorn during a protest of alleged animal mistreatment at the Six Flags Discovery Park in Vallejo.  

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Ninth Circuit Urged to Revive ‘Shape of Water’ Copyright Spat

As a Ninth Circuit panel weighed whether to resurrect a copyright infringement lawsuit against the filmmakers behind the Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water,” one judge called attention Monday to what she described as a troubling trend of cases involving literary works being prematurely dismissed by lower courts.

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Refinery Explosion

After a February 2015 explosion and chemical release at an ExxonMobile refinery in Torrance, California, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Board made hundreds of requests for information from the oil company. A federal court improperly determined that five of those requests were unenforceable, the Ninth Circuit ruled.

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Ninth Circuit Stays Injunctions Against Trump Immigration Rule

The Ninth Circuit on Thursday stayed two injunctions against a Trump administration rule that makes it easier to deny immigrants green cards based on their use of public benefits, but the rule will remain on hold due to nationwide injunctions issued in two other states.

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Domestic Violence

The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of law enforcement officers in a suit brought by a victim of domestic violence who claims they put her at risk for future abuse. One officer made a disparaging remark about the victim to her abuser and another officer made positive remarks about the abuser and his father, who were both police officers themselves. 

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