Press Release

Friday, March 09, 2012

9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Hold Special Sitting at UC Berkeley School of Law

SAN FRANCISCO – The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hold a special sitting March 14 at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Oral arguments will be heard beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Booth Auditorium at Boalt Hall, which is located at Bancroft Way and College Avenue. A photo ID will be required to enter the courtroom.

A three-judge panel consisting of Circuit Judges M. Margaret McKeown of San Diego and Milan D. Smith, Jr., of El Segundo, California, and Senior Circuit Judge John T. Noonan, Jr., of San Francisco, will hear appeals of decisions by the U.S. district courts for the Eastern, Northern and Southern districts of California, and the District of Arizona. Among the cases on the docket are:

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals hears appeals of cases decided by executive branch agencies and federal trial courts in nine western states and two Pacific Island jurisdictions. The court normally meets monthly in Seattle, San Francisco and Pasadena, California; every other month in Portland, Oregon; three times per year in Honolulu, Hawaii; and twice a year in Anchorage, Alaska. A complete schedule of cases is available online at