Monique, take a look at this post:
It looks like there was a bug fixed in Mojarra 2.1.7 that was causing problems for Richfaces & IE9, if you are using Mojarra and
not Myfaces which version are you running? It looks like there is an alternative solution to upgrading where you can patch
The jsf downloads are here http://javaserverfaces.java.net/ including maven instructions. Whether or not this is the problem you
are seeing I don't know but it seems a good starting point.