Monday, August 11, 2014

9th Circuit Chambers to be in San Jose

Today's Recorder offers Friedland Take Ninth Circuit to Silicon Valley, reporting that Judge Friedland will be setting up chambers in San Jose.
Appellate jurisprudence is solitary work, and judges across the country have long taken the liberty of setting up their chambers in their hometowns, regardless of where their court is grounded. Though the Ninth Circuit has just four courthouses, its 45 active and senior judges are chambered in 18 cities, according to the court's website. From Pocatello, Idaho, to Honolulu, the judges toil away in cities about as far-flung as their court's jurisdiction.
The Ninth Circuit's other new appointee, John Owens, works from the district courthouse in San Diego, a few hours away from the nearest circuit courthouse in Pasadena.
In other 9th Circuit news:

Ninth Circuit Seeks Candidates for Appellate Lawyer Representatives

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is seeking applicants from among the federal appellate bar to serve as Appellate Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Those selected will serve three-year terms commencing October 1, 2014, during which they will participate in meetings throughout the circuit, coordinate activities with District Lawyer Representatives, and attend and participate in the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, an annual gathering of federal judges, attorneys, agency representatives and court staff.
To be considered, applicants should submit a resume of no more than two pages and a brief statement of interest and qualifications, with emphasis on their appellate experience, particularly in the Ninth Circuit. The material should be mailed to Molly Dwyer, Clerk of Court, James R. Browning United States Courthouse, 95 Seventh St., San Francisco, CA 94103, or sent via email to The deadline to submit materials is August 29, 2014. 

Also, which SCOTUS Justice pairs with which super hero? See the National Law Journal article here.
You know the nine justices; the nine super heroes are: Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, She-Hulk, Hawkeye (no, not from M*A*S*H), Nightcrawler (not fishing bait, but apparently an X-Men character), and Kitty Pryde (another obscure X-Men character).
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