A Court At Home In The Crosshairs

Over the past three decades, there have been at least 41 bills lodged in Congress that aimed to break off parts of the Ninth Circuit to form a new Twelfth Circuit — and in some cases, even a Thirteenth Circuit. In a display of consistency, each of the last 15 congresses has proposed at least one bill in this vein, often spearheaded by one of a handful of GOP devotees to the cause.

Efforts, however, have often intensified along with shifting political winds and controversial Ninth...

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