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Ninth Circuit Panel Sitting at Arizona Law Schools March 26-27

By Robyn Hagan Cain on March 23, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is once again taking its act to the road. Next week, a three-judge panel from the court will hear oral arguments at two Arizona law schools.

Circuit Judges Jay S. Bybee of Las Vegas, Richard R. Clifton of Honolulu, and M. Margaret McKeown of San Diego, will hear appeals of decisions from the district courts for Nevada and Arizona during both sittings. While the hearings are open to the public, a photo ID is required to enter the courtrooms.

On Monday, March 26, the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments in Tucson at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law beginning at 10 a.m. Arguments will be held in Room 164 of the Ares Auditorium, on the northwest corner of Speedway Boulevard and Mountain Avenue.

The two appeals for the hearing are:

  • Didiana v. Parball Corp, a Title VII age and gender discrimination claim.
  • In re Ratliff, a bankruptcy appeal involving the division of proceeds from the sale of a farm.

On Tuesday, March 27, the panel will move on to the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in Tempe to hear three cases:

  • Gruma Corp. v. UFCW, Local 99, a Labor Management Relations Act and Federal Arbitration Act appeal addressing an arbitration award for a collective bargaining agreement violation.
  • Shavin v. Astrue, a Social Security benefits denial appeal.
  • Ward v. Ryan, a criminal appeal of a jury conviction and 22-year sentence for murder.

Oral arguments in the March 27 sitting will be held in Room 113 of the Great Hall at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, located at McAllister and Orange Streets in Tempe.

Both hearings are open to the public, though seating is limited.

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