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Arizona Governor: We Want OUT of 9th Circuit Craziness

By  |  February 22, 2017, 12:00am

Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey and Senator, Jeff Flake wrote an op-ed for AZ Central citing the massive failures of the far left, 9th Circuit Court.

From AZ Central:

Our state falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Composed of nine states and two U.S. territories, the oversized and overburdened 9th Circuit hears approximately 12,000 appeals each year—at least 30 percent more than the next most active circuit.

For these thousands of cases under consideration, the average turnaround time exceeds 15 months. With no slowing in the deluge of cases filling the docket, the path to justice keeps getting longer.

The states included in the district are Alaska, Arizona, four California districts, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and two Washington districts.

If excessive delays weren’t bad enough, 9th Circuit rulings are overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court 77 percent of the time. In some years, the 9th Circuit has had three times as many cases reversed as most circuits had before the Supreme Court in total.

The 9th Circuit is so large that, unlike any other circuit, it almost never sits as a single body, even for the most consequential cases. Whereas every other circuit regularly meets as one court to clarify inconsistencies in law, the 9th Circuit selects 11 of its 29 judges to set circuit-wide precedent.

That means only a third of its judges are deciding the law for the whole court.

With problems like these, is the 9th Circuit too big to properly administer justice? For Arizona, the answer is unquestionably yes.

Read the full op-ed here.