Thursday, March 16, 2017

Restructuring the Ninth Circuit

Care about the 9th Circuit? Well, click Bringing Justice Closer to the People: Examining Ideas for Restructuring the 9th Circuit to follow today's hearing see what's happening.

Today's DJ cover story is Hearings on potential 9th Circuit split revived, noting "Republican-nominated Judges Carlos T. Bea and Alex Kozinski are also scheduled to testify, as are Professors John Eastman of Chapman University and Brian Fitzpatrick of Vanderbilt University Law School."
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the push to carve out a 12th Circuit will be renewed Thursday, as 26 members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and the Internet, led by chairman Darrell Issa, R-Vista, will hear testimony from conservative judges and scholars on whether the nation's largest circuit court has finally become too unwieldy to effectively serve the public, as its opponents have claimed since 1941.
With Republicans in control of the presidency and Congress, and the Senate's willingness to invoke the 'nuclear option' of simple majority votes, a bill to fracture the 9th Circuit has never been more likely to succeed.