United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (in case citations, 9th Cir.) is a court of appeal that has appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: * District of Alaska * District of Arizona * Central District of California * Eastern District of California * Northern District of California * Southern District of California * District of Hawaii * District of Idaho * District of Montana * District of Nevada * District of Oregon * Eastern District of Washington * Western District of Washingtonwikipedia
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Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the Ninth Circuit is by far the largest of the thirteen courts of appeals, with 29 active judgeships.
The Ninth Circuit, which covers the entire west coast of the United States and contains 20% of the American population, is also an influential court.

William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse

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The court's regular meeting places are Seattle at the William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse, Portland at the Pioneer Courthouse, San Francisco at the James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building, and Pasadena at the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals.
The William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse is a federal courthouse in Seattle, Washington primarily used by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

United States District Court for the District of Alaska

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Alaska''') is a federal court in the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

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Ariz.''') is a federal court in the Ninth Circuit.

United States District Court for the Central District of California

Central District of CaliforniaC.D. Cal.U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Cases from the Central District are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the United States government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

Eastern District of CaliforniaE.D. Cal.U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (in case citations, E.D. Cal.) is a federal court in the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

Pioneer Courthouse

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The court's regular meeting places are Seattle at the William Kenzo Nakamura United States Courthouse, Portland at the Pioneer Courthouse, San Francisco at the James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building, and Pasadena at the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals.
The courthouse is one of four primary locations where the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears oral arguments.

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Southern District of CaliforniaU.S. District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaS.D. Cal.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of California (in case citations, S.D. Cal.) is a federal court in the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

United States District Court for the District of Oregon

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Appellate jurisdiction belongs to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

United States District Court for the District of Nevada

U.S. District Court for the District of NevadaDistrict of NevadaD. Nev.
Cases from the District of Nevada are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

Western United States

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The large size of the current court is because both the population of the western states and the geographic jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit have increased dramatically since the U.S. Congress created the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1891.
Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands have district courts within the 9th Circuit, which includes western states such as California and Nevada.

District Court of Guam

United States District Court for the District of GuamDistrict of GuamGuam
Appeals of the court's decisions are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

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Cases from the Northern District of California are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

United States District Court for the District of Montana

United States Attorney for the District of MontanaDistrict of MontanaD. Mont.
Cases from the District of Montana are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

Case citation

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Some court systems—such as the California state court system and the federal Court of Appeals for the Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits—forbid attorneys to cite unpublished cases as precedent.

United States District Court for the District of Idaho

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Cases from the District of Idaho are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

United States Court for China

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The Ninth Circuit also had jurisdiction over certain American interests in China, in that it had jurisdiction over appeals from the United States Court for China during the existence of that court from 1906 through 1943.
It existed from 1906 to 1943 and had jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters, with appeals taken to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco.

Alex Kozinski

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In a dissenting opinion in a rights of publicity case involving the Wheel of Fortune star Vanna White, Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski sardonically noted that "[f]or better or worse, we are the Court of Appeals for the Hollywood Circuit."
Alex Kozinski (born July 23, 1950) is a Romanian-American jurist and lawyer who was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1985 to 2017.

United States District Court for the District of Hawaii

U.S. District Court for the District of HawaiiD. Haw.District of Hawaii
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has appellate jurisdiction over cases coming out of the District of Hawaii (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

Andrew Kleinfeld

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Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld, who maintains his judicial chambers in Fairbanks, Alaska, wrote in a letter in 1998: "Much federal law is not national in scope....It is easy to make a mistake construing these laws when unfamiliar with them, as we often are, or not interpreting them regularly, as we never do."
Andrew Jay Kleinfeld (born June 12, 1945) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska and a former Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Alaska.

District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands

United States District Court for the Northern Mariana IslandsDistrict for the Northern Mariana IslandsDistrict of the Northern Mariana Islands
Appeals are taken to the Ninth Circuit.

Oregon

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The court was originally granted appellate jurisdiction over federal district courts in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Oregon (among other western states and territories) is in the 9th Court of Appeals.

United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Western District of WashingtonW.D. Wash.U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Cases from the Western District of Washington are appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

Anthony Kennedy

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In March 2007, Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee that the consensus among the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States was that the Ninth Circuit was too large and unwieldy and should be split.
In 1975, President Gerald Ford appointed Kennedy to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.