Could there be a greater temperamental -- and ideological -- canyon than the one between 9th Circuit Judges Stephen Reinhardt and Jay Bybee? The former was being called a liberal activist judge years before Bybee considered signing the now-infamous 2002 Bush administration torture memo. Combine those differences with some methamphetamine, heavy metal and murder, and you've got the makings of a good case -- and an especially colorful 43-page dissent.
9th Circuit Dissent Goes to Nth Degree
November 3, 2006