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Investigate the Ninth Circuit’s Case Assignments

This column of mine appears today on the front page of both the San Francisco Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Daily Journal (sister publications that are the leading legal newspapers in California). In the column, I review evidence suggesting that the Ninth Circuit’s process for assigning judges to cases has been abused for ideological purposes, and I call on the Ninth Circuit to act responsibly:

Having operated a system that allows for abuses, the 9th Circuit owes it to the public to conduct a thorough investigation into how its case-assignment process has in fact operated. That investigation, preferably assigned to an outsider, should require information from clerk’s office staff as well as from the various chief judges over the years. Among other things, it should aim to uncover just how and when the recently disclosed practice of assigning expedited cases developed and operated. It should also examine case assignments as to which questions have been raised. And it should yield a detailed public report on these matters as well as on how the case-assignment process should be improved….

If the 9th Circuit fails to act responsibly on this matter, it will be inviting an investigation by the Senate or House judiciary committee.

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