The Circus At The Ninth Circuit Court

I have to agree with George Will on this one.

There should be two Supreme Courts, one to reverse the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the other to hear all other cases. Last term, more of the Supreme Court's caseload -- 18 of 82 cases (22 percent) -- came from the liberal 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, than from any other circuit, and the 9th was reversed in 15 of the 18. The 9th's winning percentage (.167) was worse than that of the 1962 Mets (.250).

Will goes on to delve into the case of Fernando Belmontes where the Supreme Court overturned the Ninth Circuit Court (no surprise there). The Ninth Circuit had overturned the death penalty given to Belmontes for a brutal murder he'd committed 25 years ago. The Supremes weren't buying the argument.

It's not called the “Ninth Circus Court” for nothing.

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