Saturday, November 21, 2020

Justice Kagan: 9th Cir. Justice

The latest list of Circuit Justice assignments is here and provides: "For the Ninth Circuit, Elena Kagan, Associate Justice"

SCOTUSBlog says this:
A circuit justice is primarily responsible for emergency requests (for example, an application to block an execution or to allow it to go forward) from the geographic area covered by his or her circuit, as well as more mundane matters, such as requests to extend filing deadlines. However, justices can and often do refer significant emergency requests to the full court – a role that has taken on increased importance in recent years with the sharp uptick in activity on the court’s “shadow docket.”