U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

At UH Law School October 23

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly A.Creamer, 808-389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Ronette Kawakami '85, 808-956-7986
Associate Dean of Student Services, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Oct 17, 2019


What: Six cases relating to either Hawai‘i or Guam are on the docket for an upcoming three-judge panel of the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals at the Univeristy of Hawai‘i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law. Judges will hear oral arguments in four cases; briefs have been submitted in two. Two cases are criminal, two civil and two involve immigration. 

Information is available here:


When: Wednesday, October 23, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Where: William S. Richardson School of Law, Davis Levin Livingston Moot Court Room, 2515 Dole Street.

Media information: Members of the media may use electronic devices to take notes, transmit and receive data communications and access the Internet, but not for audio or video recording, or photographs unless permission has been granted.

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The judicial panel includes:  The Honorable Susan P. Graber, the Honorable Milan D. Smith Jr., and the Honorable Paul J. Watford.

The docket includes:

USA v. Steven Wang - Appeals from sentences in two cases for mail fraud, visa fraud, money laundering, willful failure to pay over tax and conspiracy to commit visa fraud.

USA v. Roland Eguchi, Jr. - Appeal from judgment revoking supervised release.

Stephanie Dixon v. EDU-HI - An appeal from the district court's judgment on the pleadings in an employment discrimination case.

Joseph Fugow v. William Barr - A native and citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' determination that his conviction for false imprisonment is a crime involving moral turpitude.

Kanisto Otto v. William Barr - A citizen of Micronesia petitions for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals' dismissal of his appeal of an Immigration Judge's decision denying adjustment of status based on his attempted assault conviction.

John Toma v. University of Hawaii - An appeal from the district court's summary judgment in an action under the Americans with Disabilities Act.