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  • Republicans again seeking to split 9th Circuit (PLEASE DO!)

    06/19/2005 8:18:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 35 replies · 953+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 19, 2005 | unattributed
    LOS ANGELES - Congressional Republicans are hoping yet again to split the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers nine Western states and has issued some rulings to the dismay of conservatives. The Republicans say a breakup is the best way to reduce the circuit's caseload. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., plans this week to introduce a bill to split the circuit into three parts. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, has already introduced legislation this year that would create at least one, if not two, new appellate courts for the area, which includes Arizona. "The situation is continuing to get worse...