From Fox News: The Supreme Court may be sending a message to one of the country's most liberal appeals courts, unanimously overturning five consecutive cases out of the 9th Circuit in less than a week.
As the nation's biggest circuit, representing most of the western United States, it should come as no surprise that the 9th Circuit has more cases heard before the Supreme Court than any other jurisdiction -- in turn resulting in more reversals. But the latest string of rulings is unusual even for the 9th, which often is at odds with conservatives on the Supreme Court. The fact that the rulings were unanimous can be seen as a signal from on high that the circuit needs to get in line.
"That's an indication this court is way out of the mainstream," said Kent Scheidegger, legal director for the California-based Criminal Justice Legal Foundation. "They're getting impatient with them. They just keep coming back with this stuff."
Just about everyone knows the 9th Circuit is a California court, not a Western Court. The 9th doesn't represent the values of Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and other conservative states. It may represent San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, but that's about it.
I hope the Supremes keep slapping down the 9th circuit and possibly consider breaking up the 9th with States of California, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii and get another Circuit Appeals court with the rest of the Western states.