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Breaking Up (The 9th) Is Hard To Do

By Mark Kressel and Lacey Estudillo, Horvitz & Levy LLP | July 31, 2017, 8:03 PM EDT

The considerable growth in the size of the federal judiciary has spurred numerous calls for structural changes. Over the past few decades, various bills have been introduced in the United States Senate to divide the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the largest of the federal courts of appeals in terms of judges, population, total appeals, and geographic jurisdiction. The court is authorized to have 29 active judges. The population of the states and territories within the Ninth Circuit, based on 2010 United States Census figures, is...
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