Opinion

A Bad Cure For A Nonexistent Problem

Law360, New York (August 3, 2017, 3:18 PM EDT) -- Every time there is a Republican president and a Republican Congress the same bad idea arises to split the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Not surprisingly, once more there are proposals in Congress to do this. It is all about judicial gerrymandering. Conservatives believe that a new Twelfth Circuit that excludes California will be much further to the right than the existing Ninth Circuit. Overall the Ninth Circuit judges from California tend to be more liberal than the judges from other states,...
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