One of the most cherished conservative shibboleths is the idea that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a den of judicial activists that the U.S. Supreme Court must regularly smack into submission. Critics say the 9th Circuit is reversed so frequently because it's too large and too liberal. Not so, says Michele Landis Dauber: The real problem is the Supreme Court, and the speed with which it is remaking much of U.S. law.
The 9th Circuit Follows
August 23, 2002