9th Circ. Judges Say Split Would Be Step In 'Wrong Direction'

Law360, Los Angeles (March 16, 2017, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Three sitting jurists on the Ninth Circuit, including former Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, testified Thursday before lawmakers on Capitol Hill, asking them not to split apart the circuit amid renewed legislative efforts to divide it into two.

Appearing before a House Judiciary subcommittee, the appellate judges voiced their opposition to legislative proposals introduced earlier this year to splinter into two the nation’s largest circuit, saying it would increase a delay in cases, reduce access to justice and heap administrative costs onto the courts through an enlarged...
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