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USCA9 Scorecard


For those who like to track the Ninth Circuit's record in the Supreme Court, 6 of the 11 cases decided so far are CA9 cases. All have been reversed, 4 unanimously (in the sense that no Justice opined their decision was correct), and 1 summarily. It would have been 5 unanimous but for support from an uncharacteristic source. Justice Scalia voted to affirm in Resendiz-Ponce.


Baseball fans will note, that's a pretty low batting average. Out of 54 possible votes, the Ninth Circuit secured only one vote, in other words, a batting average of .019.

You left coasters should have smooth sailing now. This wake-up call from the USSC will certainly have the 9th Circuit straightening up and flying right.

I guess when it comes to the 9th Circuit, you can say the same thing that is sometimes said about the death penalty: "The system is broken."

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