Oral Arguments - US Ninth Circuit COA

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Event Location
William S. Richardson School of Law
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2350


Moot Court Room

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hold Oral Arguments at the William S. Richardson School of Law Moot Courtroom on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

The schedule is as follows:  (subject to change)

9:30 Registration begins
10:00 Hearings begin
11:50 Hearings end; Judges retire to conference room, confer on cases
12:00   Judges return for Bench Q&A with Students in Moot Courtroom
12:30 Student Q&A and Lunch with Law Clerks
12:30   Judges - Lunch with Faculty

Registration begins at 9:30 am.

*ID will be required to sign in. Bags, backpacks, etc will not be allowed into the Moot Courtroom. Beverages are also NOT allowed into the Moot Courtroom.

Electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops are NOT allowed into the courthouse

The hearings will begin at 10:00 amThe court will have discretion over the timing in which the cases are heard. Following the hearings, the Judges will have a brief Q&A Questions with Students, which will also be followed by a Student Q&A Lunch with the Law Clerks.

Your attendance at this and the other hearings held at the Law School help to ensure we can continue to offer the opportunity to hear cases at the Law School.Your RSVP will help us to ensure there is a lunch for you that day.

Case briefing documents are available online here and at the Front Desk of the Law Library.


12-10630 United States v. Toledo

Alvar Toledo appeals the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).

12-15267 Tamayose v. Option One Mortgage

Reid and Nadine Tamayose appeal the district court's grant of summary judgment in their action under the Truth in Lending Act against Option One Mortgage Corp.; H&R Block Bank; Residential Credit Solutions, Inc.; and Old Republic Title & Escrow of Hawaii Ltd. The Tamayoses sought damages and rescission of a mortgage loan following notice of foreclosure.

12-15268 Seven Signatures Gen. P'ship v. Irongate Azrep BW LLC

Seven Signatures General Partnership appeals the district court’s order denying its motion to compel arbitration, and granting Irongate Azrep BW LLC’s motion to dismiss in Seven Signatures’ diversity action, arising from Seven Signature’s effort to enforce the alternative dispute resolution provision in a Sales Contract for its purchase of Unit 3509 in the Trump International Hotel & Tower at Waikiki Beach Walk from Irongate. The district court concluded that the Sales Contract was in default and terminable at Irongate’s sole discretion.

12-72262 Ragasa v. Holder

Crisanto Carino Ragasa, native and citizen of the Philippines, petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ dismissal of his appeal of an Immigration Judge’s decision finding him removable as charged and denying his application for cancellation of removal. The BIA found that Ragasa’s conviction for attempted promoting dangerous drugs, in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes §§ 705-500(1)(b) and 712-1241(1)(b)(ii), was a conviction related to a controlled substance. The BIA affirmed the IJ’s finding that he did not establish United States citizenship by adoption. The BIA also affirmed the IJ’s denial of cancellation in the exercise of discretion.


Event Contact Information

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