Corporate Lawyers Wary Of Bids To Break Up 9th Circ.

By Natalie Rodriguez | July 31, 2017, 9:38 PM EDT

Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski testifies on Capitol Hill in March at a House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet hearing on restructuring the court. (AP)

Across the West, appellate litigators and corporate counsel of various stripes are quietly — sometimes anxiously — watching a spate of federal bills proposing to divide the Ninth Circuit.

Five of the bills have been introduced since the start of the year, launched from the offices of such top GOP brass as Arizona Sen. John McCain and Idaho...
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