Information from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This information is not limited to the District of Arizona.



MAS goes to the Ninth Circuit Court

Published on January 13, 2015 by ThreeSonoransVideo

The Mexican American Studies program which was banned in Tucson as a result of a state law in Arizona fights back at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on January 12th, 2015.

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott: 60 Years Later - Fast Facts | History

Published on December 1, 2015 by History Channel

On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, AL and sparked the American Civil Rights movement of the 20th century.

Execution a 'failed experiment': attorney

Published on Jul 24, 2014

Dale Baich, attorney for Joseph Wood, who witnessed Wood’s botched execution, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ensuing legal steps as it becomes increasingly clear that the practice of killing prisoners with secretly sourced drugs is flawed.

Overview of the Federal Court System

Published on March 8, 2013

An explanation of the structure and hierarchy of the federal court system

Faces of the Judiciary - The Role of a Federal Defender

Published on May 10, 2012 by Carol Brooks, Chief Federal Defender in the Northern District of Illinois

Carol Brook, a chief federal defender in the Northern District of Illinois, describes the role of federal defenders and explains why the right to an attorney is essential for ensuring justice. The Faces of the Judiciary series depicts various jobs and the work of the federal Judiciary.

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September 29, 2016

Judge Alex Kozinski re Rejecting Voodoo Science in the Courtroom

The new study from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) examines the scientific validity of forensic evidence techniques-DNA, fingerprint, bitemark, firearm, footwear and hair analysis. It concludes that virtually all of these methods are flawed, some irredeemably so.

September 28, 2016

Forensic Science Report

REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods

September 14, 2016

Developments in Search and Seizure Law

The federal courts are the scene of an ongoing struggle between the government’s need to secure evidence to convict law-breakers and the individual’s expectations of privacy. For attorneys representing criminal defendants, court decisions often seem to overwhelmingly favor the interests of law enforcement. This outline sets out basic principles and counterpoints from which criminal defense lawyers can fashion arguments for a more expansive view of the Fourth Amendment’s protections.

July 12, 2016

Neuroscience and Sentencing

The most important change in the structure of the criminal justice system in the past 40 years ago is in the area of sentencing.

July 01, 2016

Child-Porn Case Turns Judge Into Sentencing Rebel


Noah Feldman

A federal district court judge is always an unlikely rebel. But Judge James S. Gwin of Cleveland is in open revolt over the prison terms imposed by federal sentencing guidelines.

April 07, 2016

The Marshall Project Introduces The Record, a curated library of criminal Justice reporting

For the past two years, The Marshall Project has been curating some of the best criminal justice reporting from around the web. Our staff have collected more than 14,000 links to this reportage and stored them in a new database called The Record. We've tagged this material by topics such as "juvenile justice," "sentencing reform" and "death penalty," as well as by specific events such as the Charleston church shooting or people such as Kalief Browder. In all, there are nearly 2,500 different tags in the archive.


March 16, 2016

Public Hearing on Immigration

Written Statement of Marjorie Meyers

Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Texas On Behalf of the Federal Public and Community Defenders

Before the United States Sentencing Commission Public Hearing on Immigration

March 16, 2016

Public Hearing on Child Pornography

Written Statement of Neil Fulton

Federal Public Defender for the Districts of North Dakota and South Dakota On Behalf of the Federal Public and Community Defenders

Before the United States Sentencing Commission Public Hearing on Child Pornography Circuit Splits and Miscellaneous Proposed Amendments

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