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Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments
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Introduction of 9th Circuit arguments by Judge Carolyn Ostby, 9th Circuit panel arguments, Q & A with 9th Circuit Judges and reception---Chief Judge Sidney Thomas, Judge Morgan Christen and Judge Michael Daly Hawkins

When: 1/22/2015
9:30 AM
Where: Billings, James F. Battin Federal Courthouse
United States

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New Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas, who has his chambers in Billings, will preside over the proceeding. Also sitting on the appellate panel will be Circuit Judge Morgan Christen of Anchorage, Alaska, and Senior Circuit Judge Michael Daly Hawkins of Phoenix, Arizona. The docket consists of appeals of three decisions by the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana:

  • USA v. Isaac Kimber, in which Isaac Kimber appeals the denial of his motion challenging his conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Case 13-35431
  • Kimberly Asper v. Costco Wholesale, in which Kimberly Asper appeals the district court’s dismissal for failure to state a claim in her diversity wrongful discharge action against Costco Wholesale Corporation, arising from her termination by Costco. Case 13-35695
  • Wilderness Watch v. Julie King, in which Wilderness Watch and Friends of the Clearwater appeal the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the United States Forest Service and federal officials in an action seeking to prevent the use of a helicopter for a dam project. Case 13-35610