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Department of Justice Reverses 35yr Old Position To Favor 9th Circuit Split

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  1. Bartholomew Roberts

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    http://www.abanet.org/journal/ereport/s22ninth.html


    So this bill would free Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Arizona from the 9th Circuit AND add 7 new Bush-appointed justices to the Circuit Court of Appeals. Of course, that presumes the Republicans are still able to nominate judicial candidates and get them past the Senate after this November.
     
  2. orangelo

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    Sounds good to me.
     
  3. LAR-15

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    Only if Republicans are in control and can nominate the judges
     
  4. Third_Rail

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    Even if they're not, having a different court for Alaska, Montana, etc., than California is good news.
     
  5. LAR-15

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    True.

    But it would stink having Chuckles Schumer in charge of letting Bush's nominations up for a vote.

    At least Specter has been fair about that.
     
  6. rbernie
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    Are the nominees for the Circuit Court of Appeals normally chosen from the region emcompassed by the circuit? Or is this a case where the judges usually have no direct ties to the region that their circuit covers?
     
  7. DKSuddeth

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    this is a great thing. just make sure that reinhardt and preggerson are in the minority wherever they go.
     
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    Any you look at it, were still sunk out here in the Girlie
    Man state. Oh why have we been forsaken...? :(
     
  9. Henry Bowman

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    Yes.

    I have favored this split-up for many, many years. The last time it was seriously considered, the hang-up was that no state other than Hawaii was willing to be hitched to California and geographically AZ and NV was to be stuck there. Now it appears that more are willing to let CA and HI go it alone and to take the all of the other states along in a new 12th Circuit.

    Good.
     
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    yes, i know that im silly and ignorant....

    buuuuuut, what does this mean? I get the jist...but I mean to ask, how does this affect anything?
     
  11. rbernie
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    The 9th Circuit was widely viewed as having issued some of the most insanely socialist rulings seen.

    The more 'rural' western states are trying to get their own circuit so that issues of relevance to them get decided in a court that is more closely aligned to their value structure.

    As it was, issues arising in Boise, for example, would be heard and decided by a court of appeals that had a definite lack of understanding of how life is conducted in Boise.
     
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    I do think the 9th Circuit should split. In the '60s sense.
     
  13. Bartholomew Roberts

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    On the contrary, the current proposal would export 7 of your socialist judges to the new 12th Circuit and you would get 7 new judges who would hopefully be better.

    Even if you don't end up getting all 7 of the new judges, you would definitely dilute the current ideology of the 9th Circuit a bit.
     
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    The resistance to this change has served to highlight the blatant efforts by "mainstream" legal authorities to favor the left. There is absolutely no practical justification to keep the 9th in its current form. The clerks are so overwhelmed trying to manage the beast that appeals can take years to reach a hearing.
     
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    Split

    I can only hope this passes. It is time for a split. If I recall correctly, the
    9th Circuit is more frequently overruled by SCOTUS than any other.
     
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    My understanding is that this is strictly true, but only because the 9th Circuit also handles more cases than any other. I have been told--but have not confirmed--that the 9th is overturned at a rate similar to the other circuits.

    Anybody want to weigh in on that with actual data?
     
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