Monday, July 10, 2017

Get Those Cases Out (9th Cir. - July 10, 2017)

The summer often sees a broad dump of published opinions.  Some may say that's a result of the excitement of working had over the summer.  Doubtful, for sure.  Others may more plausibly claim that the influx of new law clerks and the outflow of old clerks means that there's an impetus to finally get those lingering opinions done before the old clerks leave.

Either way, today sees not one, not two, not three, but eight different published opinions issued by the Ninth Circuit.  Opinions that run the gamut from the disputed ownership of paintings looted by the Nazis, whether used car dealers have to make their vehicles available for test drives by the disabled, and doctrinal issues involving forum non conveniens,(essentially) tribal sovereign immunity, and quasi-judicial absolute immunity.  Weighty stuff all around.  All alongside more pedestrian matters like whether a particular plaintiff is entitled to social security disability payments.

So there's something for everyone today.  Take your pick and read the one that you think might excite you the most.  It's a grab-bag Monday.