Although congressional fervor to split the nation's largest federal appeals court may be waning, grumbling persisted at the 9th Circuit's annual judicial conference over repeated calls to divide the circuit. Among judges at the conference, one expressed concern that the U.S. Supreme Court may be signaling support for a split, while others criticized a newspaper opinion column that linked the circuit's size to the likelihood of "extreme" decisions.
9th Circuit Judges Still Wary of Splitting Court
The National Law Journal
July 27, 2007