There's a new source of agitation for those who want to keep the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals intact: N. Randy Smith, an Idaho state court judge, is a potential nominee for a seat that some say should stay in California. Such a nomination is viewed as yet another sign of Washington, D.C., Republicans' desire to whittle down California's influence on the courts.
Concerns Raised Over Politics of 9th Circuit Nomination
December 1, 2005