Splitting the Ninth Circuit: Why Chief Judge Schroeder and Split Opponents Should Swap a Broad Circuit for a Broader Perspective

October 1, 2006

Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain

One month after the opening article in this series appeared in the October 2005 issue of Engage, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to split the Ninth Circuit. More recently, Senator Arlen Specter,Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, scheduled for “markup” a Senate version to be reported to the Senate floor for action, possibly before this rebuttal article appears in print.