The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has been handing down terrible rulings for decades, which has earned it more overturned decisions than any other court in the country, and Congress finally seems ready to do something about it.
For years conservatives have dreaded cases going through the Ninth Circuit due to the far-left ideology with which the court decides cases, but if Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain get their legislation through Congress, the court’s power will be greatly diminished. The pair introduced legislation that would shrink the area the court presides over by at least six states, making it much harder for leftist activists to be able to “judge shop” and get their case heard by fellow ideologues.
“It represents 20 percent of the population — and 40 percent of the land mass is in that jurisdiction. It’s just too big,” Flake told Fox News on Wednesday. “We have a bedrock principle of swift justice and if you live in Arizona or anywhere in the 9thCircuit, you just don’t have it.”…
…Conservatives have mocked the 9th Circuit for years, often calling it the “Nutty 9th” or the “9th Circus,” in part because so many of its rulings have been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The court has a reputation as one of the most liberal in the country, in large part because of its makeup. Eighteen of the court’s 25 active judges have been appointed by Democrats. Former President George W. Bush appointed six justices, while former President Barack Obama appointed seven.
In addition to having too large of a jurisdiction, the court has also been overturned over 80 percent of the time when cases move on to the Supreme Court, thus showing just how out of touch with America’s laws and Constitution it really is. While the move from Flake and McCain wouldn’t abolish it – something that’s really needed – it would greatly reduce its impact on the rest of the nation while allowing President Trump to place more conservative jurists on the bench of the new court and provide some sort of balance to the lunacy coming from the Ninth.