For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

March 25, 2008

Ninth Circuit to Hold Court at UW School of Law

SEATTLE - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments starting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2008 at the UW School of Law in Room 133.  The three-judge panel consisting of Wallace Tashima, Margaret McKeown, and William Fletcher will hear the following cases:

  • United States v. Waits, No. 06-30434
    David Glenn Waits appeals his conviction and sentence following a conditional guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2), and 924(e).

  • United States v. Park, No. 06-35886
    Ron and Mary Park appeal the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the United States in the government’s action seeking to enforce a recorded scenic easement held by the United States Forest Service on property held by the Parks which overlooks the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River. The government alleged that the Parks’ operation of a dog kennel and training business on the land is a violation of the easement provisions. The district court held that Parks use of their property was a violation of the terms of the easement, and ordered that the Parks cease their violative activities.

  • Ramos-Lopez v. Mukasey, No. 06-72402
    Erik Ramos-Lopez, a native and citizen of Honduras, petitions for review of an order of the Board of Immigration Appeals affirming without opinion an immigration judge's denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture.

  • Salmon Spawning & Rec. v. Gutierrez, No. 06-35979
    Salmon Spawning & Recovery Alliance, the Native Fish Society and Clark-Skamania Flyfishers (collectively (SSRA”) appeal the district court’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) dismissal for lack of jurisdiction of SSRA’s action against the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Commerce and other federal agencies and officials, alleging they violated the Endangered Species Act and the Administrative Procedure Act through various alleged actions and inactions involving a treaty with Canada known as the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

  • Brandborg v. Bull, No. 06-35937
    Dave Bull, the Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor, appeals the district court’s order denying his motion to dismiss based on qualified immunity in Bivens action brought by Stewart Brandborg, the Friends of the Bitterroot, and others, alleging that the United States Forest Service violated their First Amendment rights by barring them from a press conference. The Forest Service held a press conference at Bull’s office in Hamilton, Montana to announce the availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Middle East Fork Project for harvesting and thinning timber in the area.

  • Smith v. Ball, No. 07-35080
    Rebecca Smith appeals from the district court's summary judgment in her Bivens action alleging that United States Forest Service officials violated her civil rights when they placed her under arrest and limited her access to food and water while she camped out on a tree platform for more than 14 days. Smith camped on the platform to protest the "Bitterroot Burned Area Recovery Plan" which authorized salvage logging in a large area of the forest that had been burned by a wildfire.

Students who wish to attend are asked to arrive by 8:00 a.m. and need to RSVP on Symplicity. All attendees are asked to follow court etiquette and guidelines.