Six things to know about breaking up the 9th Circuit

President Trump’s acknowledgment this week that he has considered breaking up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals breathed new life into a Republican proposal that has languished in Congress for years.

GOP lawmakers whose constituents live within the 9th’s expansive appellate jurisdiction have repeatedly introduced legislation that would carve a 12th Circuit out of states currently covered by the 9th.

But Democrats have argued that efforts to divide the West Coast circuit are politically motivated given the historic liberal leanings of its judges, and support or opposition for the proposal has broken down along largely partisan lines….

Source: Six things to know about breaking up the 9th Circuit

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