9th Circuit Court of Appeals coming to Tucson

9th Circuit Court of Appeals coming to Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A branch of the federal appeals court system is coming to Tucson to hear cases.

On Jan. 29, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a special sitting at the James E. Rogers College of Law.

The panel will consist of Circuit Judges M. Margaret McKeown of San Diego and Marsha S. Berzon of San Francisco, and Senior Circuit Judge A. Wallace Tashima of Pasadena, California.

They will hear three appeals of decisions:

• Adobe Systems v. Joshua Christenson, involving a trademark and copyright infringement case.

• Arizona Libertarian Party v. Ken Bennett, in which members of the Arizona Libertarian Party and the Arizona Green Party are challenging Arizona law pertaining to voter registration forms.

• Mauricio Margain v. Elsa Ruiz-Bours, in which Mauricio Fernandez Margain is appealing under the Hague Convention for the return of his child from the United States to Mexico.

Oral arguments will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 164 of the Ares Auditorium, located at northwest corner of Speedway Boulevard and Mountain Avenue. A photo ID will be required to enter the courtroom.

The court normally meets monthly in Seattle, San Francisco, and Pasadena; every other month in Portland, Oregon; three times per year in Honolulu, Hawaii; and twice a year in Anchorage, Alaska. 

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