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McKenzie Scott in Action

Watch recent arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals below

Dec 4, 2023
United States v. Spanier
Mr. Scott argues before the Court of Appeals in San Francisco on the interest of justice in statutes of limitations under U.S. Code § 1406. Watch the courtroom proceedings which begin at the 31:04 mark.
July 12, 2018
United States v. Spanier
Appeal, after a third trial, in a securities-fraud prosecution. Mr. Scott argues that the government’s theory of prosecution was unlawful, and that reversal for a fourth trial should result. The Court of Appeals reversed all counts of conviction two weeks later.
January 8, 2016
United States v. Lustig
Tim Scott challenges the warrantless search of a defendant’s cell phones, and whether the “good faith” exception should save the government from the suppression of evidence.
May 17, 2018
United States v. Baptista
Appeal of the denial of a motion to withdraw a plea and put on a necessity defense; a father tries to reclaim his children after his ex-wife kidnaps them.
February 6, 2018
United States v. Millan
Tim Scott appeals a federal conviction for wire fraud, arguing that the government violated the rules of evidence through questionable financial summaries and testimony. (Begins at 8:29.)


Along with the Honorable Larry A. Burns, Tim Scott is the author of the Ninth Circuit Criminal Handbook, which is updated annually.