The court will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday
ALL IN-PERSON, IN-COURT PROCEEDINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 2021
Due to state and local stay home orders, the court has suspended all in-person, in-court proceedings (with the exception of grand jury proceedings) at all Northern District of California courthouses. This suspension will remain in effect through January 31, 2021, with a planned resumption of some limited proceedings, if possible, on February 1, 2021.
COURT OPERATIONS AND COURTHOUSE SAFETY PROTOCOLS
See notice for protocols effective June 1, 2020. Building access is limited and authorized visitors must follow self-screening and other safety protocols. Attorneys: see the court’s information on attending in-court criminal proceedings.
See notice regarding general orders, court operations, Santa Rita Jail, paper filings, and suspension of courtesy copy requirements.
PRESS AND PUBLIC ACCESS TO COURT HEARINGS; INFORMATION ON OBSERVING COURT PROCEEDINGS HELD BY VIDEOCONFERENCE
Deadline March 17, 2021: 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest
Cases of Interest
Class action by state prisoners alleging inadequate health care and overcrowding
(Compassionate Release Waiver)
Court rejects a plea agreement containing a modified waiver of compassionate release, holding that the waiver is contrary to Congressional intent.
Plaintiffs, civil immigration detainees, filed a Class Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and Class Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief against Defendant, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), challenging plaintiffs' conditions of confinement in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Multidistrict litigation grouping cases alleging, in part, that JLI has marketed its JUUL nicotine delivery products to minors, that JLI’s marketing misrepresents or omits that JUUL products are more potent and addictive than cigarettes, and that JLI promotes nicotine addiction.
Plaintiffs seek to enjoin enforcement of interim final rule providing that noncitizens who transit through another country prior to reaching the southern border of the United States are ineligible for asylum here
Extradition proceedings for former President of Peru
Plaintiffs challenge the Department of Homeland Security's "Migrant Protection Protocols" under which asylum seekers are "returned to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings."
Multidistrict litigation arising from alleged unauthorized use of a software-based defeat device resulting in the misstatement of vehicle emissions data by car maker
Plaintiffs seek to prevent enforcement of an interim final rule providing that all persons who enter the country in violation of the "Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States" are ineligible for asylum.
Plaintiffs challenge Trump Administration's termination of "Temporary Protected Status" (TPS) for immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan
University of California and four states challenge U.S. Government's rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program