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Thursday, March 29, 2007


Here is a link that notes the 9th circuit Court of Appeals, the crazy california circuit that makes all kinds of stupid an innane rulings, is currently 0-9 for their last nine cases sent to the Supreme Court:

When Chief Justice Roberts testified in his confirmation hearing that he hoped to increase unanimity on the Court, skeptical observers did not realize that he had a secret plan: grant more Ninth Circuit cases. That strategy continued to pay dividends today, as the Court unanimously reversed the CA9 for the sixth time this Term, and the CA9 ran its overall record to 0-9. Only time will tell whether the Ninth Circus can match the 1976 Buccaneers’ 0-14 mark. You may recall that the Bucs’ coach, when asked about the execution of the Tampa Bay offense, responded, “I’m in favor of it.” While no one is proposing execution here (which the CA9 would stay anyway), you have to admit that this is getting kind of ridiculous.

Pathetic is a better description.

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Just because the Ninth Circuit finds traditional law and the Constitution antiquated, and is generally viewed as kooky, doesn't mean they must be overturned every single time, surely. Isn't there a blind squirrel rule that should kick in here at some point?

11:58 AM, March 29, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are assuming a completely blind squirrel, selecting spots at random. Remember if you want to score ZERO on a test, you have to be smart enough to know all the right answers, so you can pick the wrong ones. The reasonable conclusion is that the Ninth Circus knows what its decision ought to be in every case, and then does the opposite.

J. Ewing

6:30 PM, March 29, 2007  

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