Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Out of Control 9th Circuit

Some of you have seen posts I've made from time to time dealing with the uber-liberal federal 9th Circuit Court, which has jurisdiction in the western U.S. They've made some pretty ridiculous rulings over the years, many of which have been slapped down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Finally, it appears that the Supremes are growing a bit weary with their lower-level colleagues — even those on the court's liberal wing.

According to this Fox News story, there have been several back-to-back cases of late where the 9th Circuit has been reversed by the Supreme Court, and unanimously to boot. That ought to tell us something.

I've often heard that Congress has the power to restrict the jurisdiction of federal courts. I'm going to have to look into that further. If that is indeed true, then it's high time to rein in the 9th Circuit, or abolish it altogether. Then, replace it with a court that will have more fidelity to the Constitution.

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